butyl lactate

butyl lactate

[′byüd·əl ′lak‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
CH3CHOHCOOC4H9 A stable liquid, water-white and nontoxic, miscible with many solvents; used as a solvent for resins and gums, in lacquers and varnishes, and as a chemical intermediate.
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