Normal technical butyl alcohol (n-butyl alcohol С4Н9ОН), obtained by aldol condensation of acetaldehyde, is used as solvent in the paint-and-varnish industry, and also for the synthesis of various organic products, in the production of reagents, nitrolacquers, ethylcellulose, compound ethers, dibutyl phthalate, butyl xanthate (used as plasticity agents), etc.
Main technical characteristics
|Main specifications||Normal values for the grade|
|Top quality||1st quality|
|Colority on platinum-cobaltic scale, in Hazen units, not more than||10||10|
|Density at 20°., g/cm3||0.809 -0.811||0.809 -0.811|
|Mass fraction of butyl alcohol, %, not less than||99.4||99.0|
|Mass fraction of acid on acetic acid basis, %, not more than||0.003||0.005|
|Bromine number of bromine g on 100 g of alcohol, not more than||0.02||0.05|
|Mass fraction of carbonyl compounds in calculation on oil aldehyde, %, not more than||0.06||0.10|
|Mass fraction of fixed residue, %, not more than||0.0025||0.0025|
|Mass fraction of water, %, not more than||0.1||0.2|
Normal technical butyl alcohol is toxic, fire dangerous and explosive. Individual means of skin and respiratory system protection shall be used while handling solvents.
Normal technical butyl alcohol is transported by tanks vessels, railroad and automobile transport, in compliance with goods transportation regulations applied to this type of transport means.
Shelf life – 3 years from the date of production.