tert-Butyl acetate

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tert-Butyl acetate
Skeletal formula of tert-butyl acetate
Ball-and-stick model of the tert-butyl acetate molecule
Preferred IUPAC name
tert-Butyl acetate
Other names
Acetic acid tert-butyl ester
t-Butyl acetate
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.007.965
Molar mass 116.16 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid
Odor Fruity
Density 0.8593 g/cm3[1]
Boiling point 97.8 °C (208.0 °F; 370.9 K)[1]
0.8 wt% at 22 °C
Solubility in ether and ethanol Miscible[1]
Main hazards Flammable
Flash point 22 °C; 72 °F; 295 K[2]
Explosive limits 1.5%-?[2]
US health exposure limits (NIOSH):
PEL (Permissible)
TWA 200 ppm (950 mg/m3)[2]
REL (Recommended)
TWA 200 ppm (950 mg/m3)[2]
IDLH (Immediate danger)
1500 ppm[2]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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tert-Butyl acetate, t-butyl acetate or TBAc is a colorless flammable liquid with a camphor- or blueberry-like smell. It is used as a solvent in the production of lacquers, enamels, inks, adhesives, thinners and industrial cleaners. It has recently gained EPA volatile organic compound (VOC) exempt status.

It is manufactured from acetic acid and isobutylene.[1]

Butyl acetate has four isomers: tert-butyl acetate, n-butyl acetate, isobutyl acetate, and sec-butyl acetate.

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