Product Profile


  • Agilis Product ID AGILIS155
  • Generic Name n-Butanol
  • Product Name n-Butanol
  • Chemical Name butan-1-ol
  • Chemical Formula C4H10O
  • CAS# 71-36-3
  • EC Number 200-751-6
  • Product Description
  • Critical Properties
  • Critical Specifications
  • Application Guide

Product Description

n-Butanol is a colorless liquid. It is primarily used as a solvent, as an intermediate in chemical synthesis, and as a fuel.

  • Product Information
  • Major Applications
  • Resources
  • Application Guide

Product Information

Product Data Sheet

Major Applications

n-Butanol is used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, polymers, pyroxylin plastics, herbicide esters, printing, and butyl xanthate. It is used as an ingredient in perfumes and as a solvent for the extraction of essential oils. n-Butanol is also used as an extractant in the manufacture of antibiotics, hormones, and vitamins; a solvent for paints, coatings, natural resins, gums, synthetic resins, dyes, alkaloids, and camphor. Other miscellaneous applications of n-butanol are as a swelling agent in textiles, as a component of hydraulic brake fluids, cleaning formulations, degreasers, and repellents; and as a component of ore floation agents, and of wood-treating systems.


Application Guide


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