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N-butanol (also known as normal-butanol) is a primary alcohol with a molecular formula of C4H10O.  N-butanol is a colourless liquid of medium volatility. It only has limited miscibility in water, however is easily soluble in regular solvents such as ethers, alcohol, glycols and hydrocarbons.  This solvent is very flammable, with a flashpoint of around 35° C.

n-butanol can be used an intermediate to create other chemicals (e.g.  Esters, n-butyl acetate and amino resins), but it can be used also as a solvent in the creation of consumer products.  n-butanol is used as a solvent for paints, coatings, varnishes, fats, oils, waxes, rubber and plasticizers.  Other uses include coating fabric in the textiles industry, as a cleaning or polishing agent, gasoline, brake fluid and in consumer products such as make-up, nail products, hygiene products and shaving products in the cosmetic industry.  The main user end market of this product is the chemical, petrochemical, textiles, cleaning and cosmetics industries.

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