Butyl Glycol Acetate (also known as 2-butoxyethyl acetate; ethylene glycol butyl ether acetate; and 2-butoxyethanol acetate) has the chemical formula C8H16O3, and is a clear, colourless to pale yellow liquid. It has a mild and pleasant ester odour and is only sparingly soluble in water but is miscible with many common organic solvents, for example, alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, glycols, and glycol ethers. It is this solvent power, combined with its’ low volatility, that sees Butyl Glycol Acetate employed in many branches of industry.
1. Butyl glycol acetate is used as an application for paints and coatings
2. It is mainly used as solvent and major application in leather finishing and screen printing inks
3. It can also be used as a cleaning agent for the metal cleaning, detergents and cleaners also it is used to produce various intermediates