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A colorless liquid with a pungent smell. Butyraldehyde is produced by oxidizing butanol. It is used as a plasticizer and solvent.
Synonyms and Related Terms
butanal (IUPAC); butyl aldehyde; butaldehyde; butanaldehyde; butal; butyric aldehyde
- Flammable. Flash point=-6.6C (20F)
- ThermoFisher: SDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Slightly soluble in water. Soluble in alcohol and ether.
|Boiling Point||75.7 C|
Resources and Citations
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butanal (Accessed Mar. 15, 2006)
- CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980