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  • Acetyl Tributyl Citrate(ATBC)

  • Acetyl Tributyl Citrate(ATBC)

  • Acetyl Tributyl Citrate(ATBC)

  • Acetyl Tributyl Citrate(ATBC)

  • Acetyl Tributyl Citrate(ATBC)

Acetyl Tributyl Citrate(ATBC)

Acetyl tributyl citrate is an organic polymer that is used as a plasticizer of PVC, cellulosic resin and synthetic rubber. CAS NO.:77-90-7; Molecular formula:C20H34O8.
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what is Acetyl Tributyl Citrate?

Acetyl tributyl citrate (ATBC) also known as citroflex a or 2-acetyl tributyl citrate, belongs to the tetracarboxylic acid class of organic compounds and their derivatives. They are carboxylic acids containing four carboxyl groups. Acetyl tributyl citrate is a very weakly basic (neutral in nature) compound (based on its pKa). Acetyl tributyl citrate is a very light, sweet, herbal compound. Outside the human body, acetyl tributyl citrate is a potentially toxic compound. Tributyl citrate is a seasoning and plasticizer used in food packaging films.

Acetyl tributyl citrate is an organic compound used as a plasticizer. Therefore, it is a potential substitute for DEHP and DINP. It is a colorless liquid, soluble in organic solvents. It is found in nail polish and other cosmetics. It is acetylated from tributyl citrate.


Tributyl ester

Acetyl tri-n-butyl citrate



Tributyl acetylcitrate

Tributyl 2-acetoxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate

Tributyl O-acetylcitrate

Chemical Structure Depiction

Molecular formula: C20H34O8

Acetyl Tributyl Citrate

Acetyl Tributyl Citrate

Molecular weight: 402.43 (atomic weight with five effective number provided by IUPAC in 2012)

Property: Colorless transparent oily liquid

Boiling point: 331℃(97.64KPa)

Flash point(close): 217℃

Melting point: -80℃(101.3KPa)

Soluble in most organic solvents. Insoluble in water, Especially soluble in PVC,PS etc. Small volatility, good compatibility with resin, good plasticization effect.Resistance to coldness and water is better than Tributyl Citrate (TBC).

Is it safe?

Our expert team evaluated the scientific data and concluded that these ingredients are safe to use in cosmetics and personal care products.

It is an effective solution for coating cardboard and foil. It is an excellent plasticizer for vinyl toys.

Relative density(25℃/D)/1.4410-1.44251.4412
Acid valuemgKOH/g0.2max0.023
Heavy Metal(Pb)mg/kg10max2
Appearance/Colorless transparent liquidQualified

The product is environment-friendly plasticizer not containing phthalates. It conforms with environmental standards of European Union, USA and other developed countries. It can be used as plasticizer of PVC, cellulosic resin and synthetic rubber. It can also be used in PVC prilling, food containers, toys, medical products, films, plates and printing ink. Besides, it is used for seal ring of dairy product packing, drink bottle caps and bottled food. Also, it is used as stabilizer of PVDC.


You can use acetyl tributyl citrate (ATBC):

Acetyl tributyl citrate (ATBC) is a biodegradable plasticizer of PVC and cellulose derivatives, used as a plasticizer to improve the flexibility and impact properties of polylactide (PLA) polymers. It is approved for food contact materials and can even be used as food additives.

As a processing additive, it is used to formulate bulk heterojunction (BHJ) polymer organic solar cells (OSC) to improve its efficiency. [2]

When preparing poly(3-hydroxybutyric acid) (PHB) semiconductor biopolymer composite materials.

In the synthesis of functionalized polyvinyl chloride (PVC) membranes, it is used to selectively separate perchlorate from water.

ATBC is also used as an emollient for personal care/cosmetics, such as spray hair spray and nail polish.

ATBC can be used in pharmaceutical coatings (USP grade available), lubricants and inks.

1) 200L drums

2) 1000L IBC Tank

3) 24 CBM Flexitank

4) 25 CBM ISO Tank

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