N propyl acetate is a clear, colourless liquid with a distinctive, pleasant fruity odour. It is readily miscible with most organic solvents such as alcohol, ketones, glycols and esters, but it has only limited miscibility with water.
1-propyl acetate; propyl acetate; acetic acid, propyl ester; acetic acid, n-propyl ester; 1-acetoxypropane, propyl ethanoate
Synonyms: 1-propyl acetate; propyl acetate; acetic acid, propyl ester; acetic acid, n-propyl ester; 1-acetoxypropane, propyl ethanoate
Applications of N Propyl Acetate
N propyl acetate is primarily used as a solvent in the manufacture of paints and coatings because of its ability to thin many other organic compounds. It has the power to dissolve a wide range of resins, which also makes it highly suitable as a solvent for wood lacquers and industrial finishes.
N propyl acetate is widely used in the printing industry, mainly for flexographic and screen printing inks. It is also used as a solvent in perfumes and is found as an ingredient in aerosol sprays, nail care products and cosmetics. It is used as an intermediate in organic chemistry of pharmaceutical compounds. It is also used as a flavouring additive on account of its fruity odour, which is similar to pears.
Storage and Handling
N propyl acetate should be stored in a tightly-closed containerin a cool, dry, well-ventilated place away from direct sunlight, heat, sources of ignition and incompatible materials such as strong oxidizers, acids and bases. Containers which have been opened should be carefully resealed and stored in an upright position to avoid leakage.
Handle in accordance with good industry practices for safety and hygiene. Personal protective equipment including eye goggles and impermeable gloves and clothing should be worn to avoid contact with skin and eyes. Appropriate engineering controls including sufficient natural or exhaust ventilation must be implemented and respiratory protection should be worn to prevent exposure to vapours. Refer to product SDS for further information.