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tert-Butyl acetate

tert-Butyl acetate
tert-Butyl acetate structure
Chemical Name:
tert-Butyl acetate
TLA;TILAC;TBAC(TM);tertiairy;Acetic acid-te;T-BUTYL ACETATE;CH3C(O)OC(CH3)3;Tert-buty aceta;Tert-buty acetate;TERT-BUTYL ACETATE
Molecular Formula:
Formula Weight:
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tert-Butyl acetate Properties

Melting point:
Boiling point:
98 °C
0.866 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)
vapor pressure 
41 hPa (20 °C)
refractive index 
n20/D 1.386(lit.)
Flash point:
60 °F
storage temp. 
Flammables area
Clear colorless
explosive limit
Water Solubility 
CAS DataBase Reference
540-88-5(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
Acetic acid, 1,1-dimethylethyl ester(540-88-5)
EPA Substance Registry System
Acetic acid, 1,1-dimethylethyl ester(540-88-5)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
  • Hazard and Precautionary Statements (GHS)
  • NFPA
Hazard Codes  F
Risk Statements  11-66
Safety Statements  16-23-25-29-33
RIDADR  UN 1123 3/PG 2
WGK Germany  1
RTECS  AF7400000
HazardClass  3
PackingGroup  III
HS Code  29153990
Hazardous Substances Data 540-88-5(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity LD50 orally in Rabbit: 4100 mg/kg
Signal word: Danger
Hazard statements:
Code Hazard statements Hazard class Category Signal word Pictogram P-Codes
H225 Highly Flammable liquid and vapour Flammable liquids Category 2 Danger P210,P233, P240, P241, P242, P243,P280, P303+ P361+P353, P370+P378,P403+P235, P501
H320 Causes eye irritation Serious eye damage/eye irritation Category 2B Warning P264, P305+P351+P338,P337+P313
H332 Harmful if inhaled Acute toxicity,inhalation Category 4 Warning P261, P271, P304+P340, P312
H336 May cause drowsiness or dizziness Specific target organ toxicity,single exposure; Narcotic effects Category 3 Warning P261, P271, P304+P340, P312,P403+P233, P405, P501
Precautionary statements:
P210 Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. — No smoking.
P233 Keep container tightly closed.
P240 Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
P241 Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/…/equipment.
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P264 Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
P264 Wash skin thouroughly after handling.
P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P303+P361+P353 IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off Immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse SKIN with water/shower.
P370+P378 In case of fire: Use … for extinction.
P405 Store locked up.
P403+P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
P501 Dispose of contents/container to..…

NFPA 704

Diamond Hazard Value Description
Flammability   3 Liquids and solids (including finely divided suspended solids) that can be ignited under almost all ambient temperature conditions . Liquids having a flash point below 22.8 °C (73 °F) and having a boiling point at or above 37.8 °C (100 °F) or having a flash point between 22.8 and 37.8 °C (73 and 100 °F). (e.g. gasoline, acetone)
Instability   0 Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water (e.g. helium,N2)

(NFPA, 2010)

tert-Butyl acetate price More Price(10)

Manufacturer Product number Product description CAS number Packaging Price Updated Buy
Sigma-Aldrich B88209 tert-Butyl acetate ≥99% 540-88-5 5ml $25.3 2018-11-13 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich B88209 tert-Butyl acetate ≥99% 540-88-5 100ml $58.3 2018-11-13 Buy
TCI Chemical A0026 tert-Butyl Acetate >99.0%(GC) 540-88-5 25mL $20 2018-11-22 Buy
TCI Chemical A0026 tert-Butyl Acetate >99.0%(GC) 540-88-5 500mL $98 2018-11-22 Buy
Alfa Aesar L08855 tert-Butyl acetate, 99% 540-88-5 250g $60.9 2018-11-15 Buy

tert-Butyl acetate Chemical Properties,Uses,Production


tert-Butyl acetate, or t-butyl acetate, is a colourless flammable liquid with a camphoror blueberry-like smell. It is used as a solvent in the production of lacquers, enamels, inks, adhesives, thinners, and industrial cleaners. It is also used as an additive to improve the anti-knock properties of motor fuels. tert-Butyl acetate has three isomers: n-butyl acetate, isobutyl acetate, and sec-butyl acetate.

Chemical Properties

Clear, colorless liquid

Chemical Properties

tert-Butyl acetate or t-butyl acetate is a colorless flammable liquid with a camphoror blueberry-like smell. It is used as a solvent in the production of lacquers, enamels, inks, adhesives, thinners, and industrial cleaners. It is also used as an additive to improve the antiknock properties of motor fuels. tert-Butyl acetate has three isomers: n-butyl acetate, isobutyl acetate, and sec-butyl acetate.

Chemical Properties

Butyl acetates are colorless or yellowish liquids with pleasant, fruity odors. There are 4 isomers.


Tert-butyl Acetate is a common solvent used in the production of various industrial cleansers, thinners and adhesives and is also known as a VOC.


As gasoline additive (Wheeler et al.).

General Description

Colorless liquid with a mild odor. Floats on water. Produces irritating vapor.

Air & Water Reactions

Highly flammable. Insoluble in water.

Reactivity Profile

tert-Butyl acetate is an ester. Esters react with acids to liberate heat along with alcohols and acids. Strong oxidizing acids may cause a vigorous reaction that is sufficiently exothermic to ignite the reaction products. Heat is also generated by the interaction of esters with caustic solutions. Flammable hydrogen is generated by mixing esters with alkali metals and hydrides. tert-Butyl acetate is incompatible with the following: Nitrates; strong oxidizers, alkalis & acids .


Flammable, moderate fire risk. Eye and upper respiratory tract irritant.

Health Hazard

INHALATION: Irritation of throat. EYES: Irritation.

Health Hazard

Exposure to tert-butyl acetate causes eye, skin, and respiratory irritation in workers. By analogy with the effects of exposure to similar esters, tert-butyl acetate may act as a CNS depressant at high concentrations. The signs and symptoms of acute exposure to tert-butyl acetate include, but are not limited to, itchy or inflamed eyes and irritation of the nose and upper respiratory tract. Exposures to tert-butyl acetate at high concentrations may cause headache, drowsiness, and other narcotic effects.

Safety Profile

Poison by inhalation and ingestion. Flammable. To fight fire, use alcohol foam, CO2, dry chemical. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.

Potential Exposure

n-Butyl acetate is an important solvent in the production of lacquers, leather and airplane dopes, and perfumes. It is used as a solvent and gasoline additive. sec-Butyl acetate is used as a widely used solvent for nitrocellulose, nail enamels and many different purposes. tert-Butyl acetate is common industrial solvent used in the making of lacquers, artificial leather, airplane dope, perfume; and as a food additive. Isobutyl acetate is used as a solvent and in perfumes and artificial flavoring materials

First aid

If this chemical gets into the eyes, remove any contact lenses at once and irrigate immediately for at least15 minutes, occasionally lifting upper and lower lids. Seek medical attention immediately. If this chemical contacts the skin, remove contaminated clothing and wash immediately with soap and water. Seek medical attention immediately. If this chemical has been inhaled, remove from exposure, begin rescue breathing (using universal precautions, including resuscitation mask) if breathing has stopped and CPR if heart action has stopped. Transfer promptly to a medical facility. When this chemical has been swallowed, get medical attention. Give large quantities of salt water and induce vomiting. Do not make an unconscious person vomit.


tert-Butyl acetate should be stored in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area in tightly sealed containers that are labeled in accordance with regulatory standards. Containers of tert butyl acetate should be protected from physical damage and should be stored separately from nitrates, strong oxidizers, strong acids, strong alkalis, heat, sparks, and open flame. Because containers that formerly contained tert-butyl acetate may still hold product resi dues, they should be handled appropriately


UN1123 Butyl acetates, Hazard Class: 3; Labels: 3—Flammable liquid.

Purification Methods

Wash the ester with 5% Na2CO3 solution, then saturated aqueous CaCl2, dry with CaSO4 and distil it. [McClosky et al. Org Synth Coll Vol IV 263 1963, Mangia et al. Org Prep Proc Int 18 13 1986, Beilstein 2 IV 151.]


All butyl acetates are incompatible with nitrates, strong oxidizers; strong alkalies; strong acids. Butyl acetates may form explosive mixture with air; reacts with water, on standing, to form acetic acid and n-butyl alcohol. Violent reaction with strong oxidizers and potassium-tert-butoxide. Dissolves rubber, many plastics, resins and some coatings. May accumulate static electrical charges, and may cause ignition of its vapors

Waste Disposal

Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber. All federal, state, and local environmental regulations must be observed.


If exposures to tert-butyl acetate or a solution in work areas gets into the eyes, immediately fl ush the eyes with large amounts of water for a minimum of 15 min, lifting the lower and upper lids occasionally. Always use safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.

tert-Butyl acetate Preparation Products And Raw materials

Raw materials

Preparation Products

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2018-08-06 tert-Butyl acetate
US $2.00 / KG 1KG 99% 20KG career henan chemical co

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