TBAc is a flammable solvent with a strong camphor-like odor, a medium evaporation rate, medium polarity, low toxicity, and negligible environmental impact. The physical properties of TBAc solvent set it apart from other VOC-exempt solvents: broad solvency range, an intermediate evaporation rate, low density and a flash point well within accepted industry parameters. This combination of properties, in conjunction with its VOC-exempt and nonHAP status, are key to the versatility of TBAc solvent.
It is used as a solvent in the production of lacquers, enamels, inks, adhesives, thinners and industrial cleaners. Aromatic nitriles to the corresponding N-tert-butylamides catalyzed by sulfuric acid. S-tert-Butyl-L-cysteine hydrochloride to S-tert-butyl-L-cysteine tert-butyl ester hydrochloride.