Butyl Acetate Prices
Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Introduction. Intratec provides Butyl Acetate prices in several countries, as follows:
About Butyl Acetate. Butyl Acetate is an organic compound in the ester class. It is a colorless liquid, with a strong fruity odor, commonly found naturally in many different fruits and in some animal pheromones. For that characteristic, n-butyl acetate is used primarily as a synthetic food flavor. For its moderate polarity, the ester also has diverse applicability in chemical processes.
Chemical Formula. C6H12O2
Commercial Grades. Urethane grade (min. 99.5% purity); industrial grade (min. 99% purity); commercial grade (min. 95% purity); cosmetic grade (min. 90% purity)
Uses. Butyl acetate is used mainly as: artificial flavoring ingredient in foods (candies, gums, ice cream cheese, and many others); solvent for automotive paints/coatings; chemical solvent; thinner; and cosmetic synthetic odor agent. It is also employed as a component in: photographic films; pharmaceutical products; perfumes; adhesives; cellulose nitrate lacquers; defoamer in acute pulmonary edema extracts; and artificial leather.
- n-Butanol + acetic acid (Fischer esterification, catalyzed by sulfuric acid).
Derivatives. Butyl Acetate is used as raw material in the production of n-Butyl cyanoacetate.
Methodology. The chemicals pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.
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