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BioRenewable, ACS reagent, ≥99.4%

Butyl alcohol, n-Butanol
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ACS reagent

vapor density

2.55 (vs air)





autoignition temp.

649 °F

expl. lim.

11.2 %

greener alternative product characteristics

Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries
Use of Renewable Feedstocks
Learn more about the Principles of Green Chemistry.


≤0.0008 meq/g Titr. acid
≤0.01% butyraldehyde
≤0.1% water
≤0.2% butyl ether

evapn. residue



APHA: ≤10

refractive index

n20/D 1.399 (lit.)


116-118 °C (lit.)


−90 °C (lit.)


0.81 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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General description

We are committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Greener Chemistry. This product is 100% biorenewable and thus aligns with "Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries" and "Use of Renewable Feedstocks". Click here for more information.
This ACS grade 1-Butanol is a drop-in replacement for traditional 1-Butanol applications. Made from 100% renewable carbon (verified through C14 ASTM D6866-16 testing) and produced in an environmentally-friendly way which reduces the carbon footprint of production and reduces reliance on fossil-fuels.
It is also free from many contaminants that are present in petroleum derived 1-Butanol, such as isobutanol and aldehydes.


Drop-in replacement for all 1-Butanol applications. Does not affect change in procedure or equipment.

1-Butanol may be used in applications such as:
  • Extraction and purification of compounds
  • Solvent in chemical synthesis
  • Intermediate in polymer synthesis
  • Adhesives and sealants formulation
  • Coatings

Features and Benefits

  • ASTM D6866 - Standard Test Methods for Determining the Biobased Content
  • Renewable Carbon Content – ≥99.9%
  • Made from Renewable Resource (whisky production residues and reject potatoes)
  • Replacement for Petroleum-based 1-Butanol

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 3 - Skin Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids



Flash Point(F)

95.0 °F - Pensky-Martens closed cup

Flash Point(C)

35 °C - Pensky-Martens closed cup

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Certificate of Origin

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  1. What is a BioRenewable solvent?

    BioRenewable solvents are sourced from renewable and sustainable biobased materials, such as soy/palm oil, wood waste, hay or corn byproducts, etc. It is important to highlight that our BioRenewable products do not compete with food production.

  2. Why should you use BioRenewable solvents?

    You will contribute to create a sustainable world, significantly lowering environmental impact. Biorenewable solvents also decrease petroleum sources dependency, have higher recovery rates, and/or are safer for handling and disposal.

  3. Do BioRenewable solvents have a similar quality to petroleum-based solvents?

    BioRenewable solvents can have the same or higher purity level compared to traditional solvents. These solvents are free of the many byproducts of petroleum manufacturing, such as benzene, aldehydes, and ethers.

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The nasal route is used both for local therapies and, more recently, for the systemic administration of drugs, as well as for the delivery of peptides and vaccines. In this study the nasal administration of Carbamazepine (CBZ) has been studied
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Metabolic engineering, 10(6), 312-320 (2008-09-09)
Production of higher alcohols via the keto-acid intermediates found in microorganism's native amino-acid pathways has recently shown promising results. In this work, an Escherichia coli strain that produces 1-butanol and 1-propanol from glucose was constructed. The strain first converts glucose
The kinetics of the triethylamine-catalyzed reaction of diisocyanates with 1-butanol in toluene.
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Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry, 123(1-2), 11-17 (1982-08-04)
Neutrophils were isolated in good yield from fresh whole blood and their alkaline phosphatase was solubilized. Inhibitor studies using L-phenylalanylglycylglycine, L-phenylalanine and L-homoarginine revealed a distinct pattern of inhibition for each of the crude or purified preparations of the human

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