What is N-Butanol?
N-Butanol, also known as 1 butanol, or butyl alcohol, is an alcohol produced by petrochemical processes or fermentation of sugars derived from corn.
Applications of N-Butanol in the Manufacturing Industry
- It is used in plastics, polymers, lubricants, brake fluids, and synthetic rubber.
- It can be used as a source of fuel.
- As an environmentally friendly and powerful solvent for cleaning and polishing products.
- N-Butanol is present in numerous beverages and food and it is used as an artificial food flavoring in the USA.
Applications of N-Butanol on the Cosmetic and Laboratory Industry
- Humectant for cellulose nitrate
- Used in the cosmetic industry as well in products such as shampoo, shaving products and soaps.
- As a chemical intermediate to create other vital compounds such as Glycol Ether, Acrylate Esters, Amino Resins, Acetates, and Animes.
One interesting fact about N-Butanol is that it is almost insoluble in water, but soluble in almost all other organic solvents.
Benefits of N-Butanol
- Can be used in gasoline engines without modification.
- High energy content.
- Low vapor pressure and low evaporation rate.
- Used as an intermediate to create other chemicals.
- Fewer emissions than regular fuel.
N-Butanol as a Source of Fuel
Did you know that N-Butanol is a better alternative to fuel rather than Ethanol? N-Butanol offers higher energy, it is more compatible with the gasoline structure, it does not absorb water from ambient air, and it is not corrosive.
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