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Also known as N-butyl alcohol,  Butanol is a clear, colorless liquid with an alcohol-like odor. While it only has limited miscibility in water,n-Butanol is easily soluble in regular solvents such as ethers, alcohol, glycols and hydrocarbons. It is commonly used as a solvent for paints, lacquers & varnishes, natural & synthetic resins, gums, vegetable oils, and dyes & alkaloids. It can be used as an intermediate in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals & chemicals. Additionally, it is employed in industries producing artificial leather, textiles, safety glass, rubber cement, raincoats, photographic films & perfumes.

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SKU 87786
Package Type Metal Drum
Color Clear, Colorless
Odor Alcohol-like, Pungent, Sweet
Odor Threshold 0.83 ppm
Freezing Point -90 - 89 °C (-130 - 192 °F)
Boiling Point 117 - 119 °C (243 - 246 °F)
Flash Point 35 °C (95 °F)
Evaporation Rate 0.4 - 0.5 (Butyl Acetate = 1)
Upper Explosion Limit 12 %(V)
Lower Explosion Limit 1.4 %(V)
Vapor Pressure 4.5 - 7.50 mmHg @ 20 °C (68 °F)
Relative Density 0.81 @ 20 °C (68 °F) (water = 1)
Density 0.80 - 0.81 g/cm3 @ 20 °C (68 °F)
Water solubility Slightly Soluble
Partition Coefficient Pow: 7.6 log Pow: 0.88 - 1
Auto-ignition Temperature 343 - 355 °C
Viscosity, Dynamic 2.947 - 3 mPa.s @ 20 °C (68 °F)
Viscosity, Kinematic 3.6 - 4 mm2/s @ 20 °C (68 °F)
Surface Tension 69.9 mN/m, 20 °C
CAS 71-36-3
Chemical Form Liquid

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