N Propyl acetate is a clear, colourless liquid with a distintive, pleasant fruity odour. It is readily miscible with most organic solvents such as alcohol, ketones, glycols and esters, but it has only limited miscibility with water.
N Propyl acetate is primarily used as a solvent in the manufacture of paints and coatings. It has the power to dissolve a wide range of resins, which also makes it highly suitable as a solvent for wood lacquers and industrial finishes.
N Propyl acetate is widely ised in the printing industry, mainly for flexographic and screen printing inks. It is also used as a solvent in perfumes and is found as an ingredient in aerosol sprays, nail care products and cosmetics. It is used as an intermediate in organic chemistry of pharmaceutical compounds. It is also used as flavouring additive on account of its fruity odour, which is similar to pears.