Isobutyl Acetate (IBAC)

Duro Kimia supplies Isobutyl Acetate, commonly referred to as IBAC, throughout Malaysia.

Chemical Nomenclature

  • 2-methylpropyl ethanoate (IUPAC)

  • β-methylpropyl acetate

  • Acetic Acid Isobutyl Ester


  • Colourless liquid

  • Fruity ester odour characteristic

  • Good solvency for polymers, resins, oils and cellulose nitrate

  • Miscible with all common organic solvents

  • Limited miscibility with water

  • Non-HAP (Hazardous air pollutant) Solvent

Industrial Applications

  • Paints and Coatings

  • Ink, Toner and Colorant products

  • Cleaners

  • Adhesives

  • Fragrance and extraction solvent

  • Solvents in cosmetics and personal care ingredients

  • Solvent for nitrocellulose and lacquer

Technical Specifications

Purity (Weight %)Min. 99.5
Water Content (Weight %)Max. 0.20
Colour (APHA)Max. 10
Specific Gravity (20/20 °C)0.868 - 0.873
Acidity as Acetic Acid (Weight %)Max. 0.01
Distillation Range at 760mmHg112.0 - 119.0
Non-Volatile Matter (g/100ml)Max. 0.005

*Packing size: 180kg Iron Drum

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