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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ Triacetin

Chemical Synonym
  • Triacetin
  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Ag chem solvents
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Paints & coatings

Product Description
Eastman™ Triacetin is used as a plasticizer for cellulosic resins and is compatible in all proportions with cellulose acetate, nitrocellulose, and ethyl cellulose. Eastman™ Triacetin is useful for imparting plasticity and flow to laminating resins, particularly at low temperatures, and is also used as a plasticizer for vinylidene polymers and copolymers. It serves as an ingredient in inks for printing on plastics, and as a plasticizer in nail polish. For food additive applications, Eastman supplies Eastman™ Triacetin, Kosher, Food Grade, and Eastman™ Triacetin, Food Grade, which are made under appropriate current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) for these applications.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Acidity (wt%)0.002 max.
Color Pt-Co10 max.
Refractive Index 
     @ 25°C1.43
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C1.16
Solubility in Water 
     @ 25°C71.7 g/L
Boiling Point496 °F (258 °C)
Flash Point 
     Setaflash Closed Cup304 °F (151 °C)
Freezing Point37.8 °F (3.2 °C)
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C<0.0025 torr (<0.33 Pa)
     @ 25°C17.4 cP (17.4 mPa·s)
     @ 20°C9.65 lb/gal (1.16 kg/L)

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.

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