Know Your Ingredients: N-Butyl Alcohol

by Gio

n butyl alcohol

What it is
N-Butyl Alcohol (also called N-Butanol or simply Butanol) is a clear, colourless liquid with a wine-like odour.

What it does
N-Butyl Alcohol is used as a solvent to dissolve other substances.

Side effects
N-Butyl Alcohol is generally considered to be safe.

(Source: cosmeticsinfo.org)

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2 comments

Janessa August 28, 2013 - 7:20 pm

I think I can remember this one! 😀 I know ‘alcohol’ at least and n-butyl doesn’t seem so bad.

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beautifulwithbrains August 29, 2013 - 9:08 pm

Janessa, it’s nice to come across a synthetic ingredient with a simpler name, isn’t it?

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