Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Butyric Acid

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1771

n (n-butyric acid, butanoic acid, ethylacetic acid, propylformic acid) CH3(CH2)2COOH. A water soluble liquid with a strong butter-rancid odor, used in the production of  Cellulose Acetate Butyrate. Derivatives of butyric acid are used in the production of plasticizers for cellulosic plastics. Open image in new window

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA