3-Methoxy butanol

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3-methoxy butanol is a colourless liquid with a mild odour. It is used in various applications because of its good dissolving power, drying time and flow.

Packing: HDPE Drums, ISO tank


3-Methoxybutanol is used as a solvent or co-solvent in coatings, inks and adhesives. For instance, it is used in nitrocellulose brush lacquers to improve brush ability and flow, and in alkyd paints to improve brush ability. 3-Methoxybutanol is used in conjunction with Butoxyl to achieve special effects through dissolving power, drying time and flow. It can function as rheology modifier or as a levelling agent in the paint & coatings system. It also retards skinning.

This chemical also appears under: Adhesives and Lubricants, Electronics, Packaging and Printing inks

Technical Overview

Product            : 3-Methoxybutanol
CAS Number   : 2517-43-3

Appearance Clear Colourless Liquid
Assay (%) Min 99.00
Acid Value as KOH (mg/g) Max 1.00
Moisture (%) Max 0.50
Butyl Alcohol (%) Max 0.50
Colour-(Hzn) Max 10