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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ Butyl Acetate

  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Aerosol coatings
  • Aerospace coatings
  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto plastics
  • Auto refinish
  • Automotive parts & accessories
  • Automotive protective coatings
  • Coil coatings
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Electronic chemicals
  • Equipment & machinery
  • Flexographic printing inks
  • Furniture
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Marine
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Personal care ingredients
  • Pharmaceutical chemicals
  • Process additives
  • Process solvents
  • Protective coatings
  • Road markings
  • Solvents/stripping agents
  • Truck/bus/RV
  • Wood coatings
Key Attributes
  • Good solvent activity
  • High electrical resistance
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Low MIR value
  • Low surface tension
  • Low water solubility
  • Medium evaporation rate
  • Mild odor
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • REACH compliant
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Urethane grade

Product Description

Eastman™ Butyl Acetate is a medium boiling ester solvent. A colorless liquid with a fruity odor, butyl acetate is an active solvent for film-formers such as cellulose acetate butyrate, nitrocellulose, polyesters, epoxies, alkyds, vinyl copolymers, and acrylic resins. It is widely used in nitrocellulose lacquers, readily dissolving the resin and imparting good flow properties. Eastman™ Butyl Acetate has an evaporation rate of 1.0, which provides a quick drying lacquer without inducing blushing under normal circumstances. It is a urethane grade solvent and is widely used in 2-K polyurethane coatings to help balance flow and dry time.

The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, click here.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid0.01 wt % max.
Alcohol Content0.5 wt % max.
Assay99.5 wt % min.
Autoignition Temperature407 °C (765 °F)
     BP90.2 °C (194.4 °F)
     Wt % Water28.7 wt %
Blush Resistance 
     @ 80°F (26.7°C)83 % RH
Boiling Point 
     @ 760 mm Hg124-129 °C (252-264 °F)
     Pt-Co5 max.
Critical Pressure 30.7 ATM
Critical Temperature306 °C
Critical Volume389 ml/g·mol
Dilution Ratio 
     VMP Naphtha1.2
Electrical Resistance>20 Megohms
Empirical FormulaC6H12O2
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1)12.1
     (n-butyl acetate = 1)1.0
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C0.00121
Flash Point 
     Tag Closed Cup27 °C (81 °F)
Freezing Point-74 °C (-101 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding3.1
Heat of Combustion-783.9 kcal/g·mol
Heat of Vaporization8723 cal/g·mol
Liquid Heat Capacity 
     @ 25°C53.14 cal/(g*mol)(°C)
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 20°C0.7 cP (mPa·s)
Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR)0.89
Molecular Weight116.16
Nitrocellulose SolubilityActive
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C1.39
     in Water, @ 20°C0.7 wt %
     Water in, @ 20°C1.6 wt %
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C0.88
Surface Tension 
     @ 20°C25.1 dynes/cm
TLV PPM 1998150
Vapor Density 
     (air = 1)4
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C10 mm Hg
     @ 55°C7.4 kPa
Water0.05 wt % max.
     @ 20°C0.88 kg/L (7.35 lb/gal)

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

4/3/2018 3:37:30 PM