|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||116.16 g mol−1|
|Appearance||Colorless liquid with fruity odor|
|Melting point||−77 °C; −107 °F; 196 K ()|
|Boiling point||127 °C; 261 °F; 400 K ()|
|Solubility in water||10 g/L (20.0 °C)|
|Refractive index (nD)||1.394 (20.0 °C)|
|Flash point||27 °C (81 °F)|
|Related acetates||propyl acetate
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
n-Butyl acetate, also known as butyl ethanoate, is an organic compound commonly used as a solvent in the production of lacquers and other products. It is a colorless flammable liquid. Butyl acetate is found in many types of fruit, where along with other chemicals it imparts characteristic flavors and has a sweet smell of banana or apple. It is used as a synthetic fruit flavoring in foods such as candy, ice cream, cheeses, and baked goods.
Occurrence in nature
- Record in the GESTIS Substance Database from the IFA
- Acetic acid. (2003). In Ullman's encyclopedia of industrial chemistry (6th ed., Vol. 1, pp. 170-171). Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH.