Sec-butyl acetate (or sec-butyl ester) is a clear, colorless organic liquid with the formula C6H12O2. It is flammable, aromatic, volatile, has good solubility in organic matter, and has high volatility. It is widely used as a solvent for products such as enamels and lacquers. Its applicability as a solvent is mainly due to its high solubility in various non-aqueous materials.
The following are the three main methods for producing sec-butyl acetate:
Since sec-butyl acetate has a high solubility in many organic solvents, it is widely used as a solvent for lacquers, enamels, etc.