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N-Propyl Acetate
May 18, 2018


Description: N-Propyl Acetate, Propyl Acetate

Physical and chemical property: Clear colorless liquid

Molecular Formula: C5H10O2

CAS No: 109-60-4

Un No: 1276

Class: 3 


Specification:

Item

Unit

Standard

Appearance

Colorless transparent

Chroma

Pt-Co

≤5

Density(ρ20)

g/cm3

0.885-0.890

N-Propyl Acetate

%m/m

≥99.5%

Acidity

%m/m

≤0.01

Moisture

%m/m

≤0.05

Packing: 180kgs/drum, 200kgs/drum, 20'FCL=80drums

Application: Largely used as coatings, inks, nitro paint, varnish and various resins excellent solvent, also used in flavors and fragrances industry.
Storage and distribution: Storage is normally in a cool, dry and well ventilated facility away from oxidising agents.  Normal propyl acetate should be kept out of direct sunlight, heat and open flames. Solvents such as normal propyl acetate should be stored in drummed containers such as isotanks made of stainless steel, aluminium or carbon steel.

 

 

EINECS NO: 203-686-1

Molecular Weight: 102

Boiling point: 102°C  

Melting point: -95°C 

Flash point: 14°C 

PG:II

Production

The most common method for chemically manufacturing normal propyl acetate is through the esterification of 1-propanol and acetic acid which are heated in the presence of a strong acid.

Uses

The major use of normal propyl acetate is as a solvent in the coatings and printing industries.  It is a good solvent for these industries because it has the ability to thin many other organic compounds.  Normal propyl acetate dissolves a host of resins which make it a suitable solvent for wood lacquers and industrial finishes.  Within the printing industry it is mainly used in flexographic and special screening prints.  It is also used in aerosol sprays, nail care and as a fragrance solvent.  It can also be used as a flavouring additive due to its odour similar to pears.  The main user end markets are the printing, coatings, lacquers, cosmetic and flavouring industries.