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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ Propyl Acetate

  • Auto OEM
  • Auto refinish
  • Commerical printing inks
  • General industrial coatings
  • Paints & 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
  • Predicted to be readily biodegradable*
  • REACH compliant
  • Urethane grade

Product Description

Eastman™ Propyl Acetate is a colorless liquid with a mild, fruity odor. It is an active solvent for nitrocellulose, cellulose acetate butyrate, polyester, alkyd, and acrylic resins. Eastman™ Propyl Acetate has a medium evaporation rate and is a non-HAP solvent. It promotes flow and leveling in a variety of formulations.

*Modeled using The Estimation Programs Interface (EPI) Suite™ (EPA), BIOWIN v4.10 module

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

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid 0.01 wt % max.
Assay 99.5 wt % min.
Autoignition TemperatureD 2155457 °C (855 °F)
     BP 82.4 °C (180.3 °F)
     Wt % Water 14 wt %
Blush Resistance 
     @ 80°F (26.7°C) 65 % RH
Boiling Point 
     @ 760 mm Hg 99-103 °C (210-217 °F)
     Pt-Co 5 max.
Critical Pressure  33.2 ATM
Critical Temperature 276.5 °C
Critical Volume 345 ml/g·mol
Dilution Ratio 
     Toluene 3.2
     VMP Naphtha 1.5
Electrical Resistance >20 Megohms
Empirical Formula C5H10O2
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1) 5.3
     (n-butyl acetate = 1) 2.3
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C 0.00126
Fire Point 21 °C (70 °F)
Flammability Limits in Air, % by Volume 
     Lower @ 38°C 1.7 Vol %
     Upper @ 93°C 8 Vol %
Flash Point 
     Tag Closed Cup 13 °C (55 °F)
     Tag Open Cup 14 °C (58 °F)
Freezing Point -92 °C (-134 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding 7.6
     Nonpolar 15.3
     Polar 4.3
     Total 17.6
Heat of Combustion -638.6 kcal/g·mol
Heat of Vaporization 8151 cal/g·mol
Liquid Heat Capacity 
     @ 25°C 47.31 cal/(g*mol)(°C)
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 20°C 0.6 cP (mPa·s)
Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) 0.87
Molecular Weight 102.14
Nitrocellulose Solubility Active
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C 1.38
     in Water, @ 20°C 2.3 wt %
     Water in, @ 20°C 2.6 wt %
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C 0.889
Surface Tension 
     @ 20°C 24.3 dynes/cm
TLV PPM 1998 200
Vapor Density 
     (air = 1) 3.5
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C 23 mm Hg
     @ 55°C 18.9 kPa
     @ 20°C 0.89 kg/L (7.39 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.

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