A straight chain isomer with the alcohol functional group at the terminal carbon.
n-Butanol is a colourless, neutral liquid of medium volatility with a characteristic odour.


  • Exhibits medium levels of volatility.
  • 7-8 % miscibility with water.
  • Miscible with all common solvents such as glycols, ketones, alcohols, aldehydes,
    ethers and aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons.
  • Can be used in organic synthesis and as a chemical intermediate.
  • Can be used as a paint thinner and a solvent in other coating applications where
    relatively slow-evaporating latent solvents are required, such as in lacquers and
    ambient-cured enamels.
  • Has a highly alcoholic aroma.


n-Butanol is available in drums.


Please consult the SDS on n-Butanol before use.


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