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Butyl CARBITOL™ Acetate

A high boiling, slow evaporating ester solvent that provides a good balance of volatility, solvency and water solubility, it is frequently used as a coalescing solvent in waterborne coatings.


  • Architectural trade paints, inks, industrial coatings
  • Latex coatings


  • Slow and fast evaporation rates
  • Variety of applications


These values are typical properties and are not intended for use in preparing specifications.

  • CAS# 124-17-4
  • Consumer Products US EPA LVP Exemption not VOC
  • Density (25°C) in lb/gal (g/cc) 8.14 (0.975)
  • EPA Method 24 (ASTM 26886) VOC
  • Evaporation Rate (n-butyl acetate=1.0) 0.0017
  • Freezing Point °F(°C) 216 (1022)
  • Hansen Solubility Parameter, dD (joules/cm3)1/2 16
  • Hansen Solubility Parameter, dH (joules/cm3)1/2 8.2
  • Hansen Solubility Parameter, dP (joules/cm3)1/2 4.1
  • HAPs (Title III Clean Air Act) true
  • Molecular Weight 204.27 g/mol
  • Solubility in Water (25°C) 4 wt%
  • Solubility Water in (25°C) 3.4 wt%
  • Specific Gravity (25°C) 0.978
  • Surface Tension 30 dynes/cm
  • Vapor Pressure (mmHg @ 20°C) 0.007
  • Viscosity (25°C) 4.5 cP

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