sec-Butyl Acetate
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Title: sec-Butyl Acetate
CAS Registry Number: 105-46-4
CAS Name: Acetic acid 1-methylpropyl ester
Additional Names: acetic acid sec-butyl ester
Molecular Formula: C6H12O2
Molecular Weight: 116.16
Percent Composition: C 62.04%, H 10.41%, O 27.55%
Line Formula: CH3COOCH(CH3)CH2CH3
Literature References: Prepd from sec-butanol and acetic anhydride: Altschul, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 68, 2605 (1946). Prepn of d-form: Kenyon et al., J. Chem. Soc. 1935, 1072; Bird, Tetrahedron 18, 1 (1962). Prepn of l- form: Kenyon et al., loc. cit. Manuf: Faith, Keyes & Clark's Industrial Chemicals, F. A. Lowenheim, M. K. Moran, Eds. (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 4th ed., 1975) pp 171-177.
Derivative Type: dl-Form
Properties: Liquid. d425 0.865. bp 112-113°. nD25 1.3866. Flash pt, open cup: 88°F (31°C). Slightly sol in water; sol in alcohol, ether.
Boiling point: bp 112-113°
Flash point: Flash pt, open cup: 88°F (31°C)
Index of refraction: nD25 1.3866
Density: d425 0.865
Derivative Type: d-Form
Properties: Liquid, bp 116-117°. d419 0.873. nD18 1.3899.
Boiling point: bp 116-117°
Index of refraction: nD18 1.3899
Density: d419 0.873
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are irritation of eyes; headache; drowsiness; narcosis; dryness of upper respiratory system and skin. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 38.

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