Isobutyl acetate

Isobutyl acetate (C6H12O2) is a colorless liquid used as a solvent for lacquer and nitrocellulose. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Isobutyl acetate. Please review our fire rated products: SUPERLoc, FIRELoc, DRUMLoc, Flammable storage

Isobutyl acetate Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Highly flammable.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Use proper flammable materials storage building.
  • Compatible Details: Nitrates; strong oxidizers, alkalis & acids
  • Description: The chemical compound isobutyl acetate, also known as 2-methylpropyl ethanoate or _-methylpropyl acetate, is a common solvent. It is produced from the esterification of isobutanol with acetic acid.
  • Classification: CLASS 3
  • Brand Name: n/a

Isobutyl acetate Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C6H12O2 0.875 g/cm3, liquid 118°C, 391 K, 244°F 2-methylpropyl acetate 116.16 g/mol Slightly soluble in water -99°C, 174 K, -146°F




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