Isobutyl Acetate


Isobutyl acetate, alternatively known as 2-methylpropyl ethanoate (IUPAC name) or β-methylpropyl acetate, is a frequently used solvent. It is synthesized through the esterification process, which involves the reaction of isobutanol with acetic acid.

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APPLICATIONS: Commonly used as a solvent in coatings and printing inks. It is also used as an extraction solvent for natural products, such as a flavoring agent, vegetable oils, resins, waxes and gums. It is used for both its solvent and antiseptic properties in medications and cosmetics, such as lotions, soaps, and nail polishes.