General Information and Properties

Molecular Formula: C10H14

Secondary Butyl Benzene (SBB) or sec butylbenzene (CAS 135-98-8) is a colourless flammable liquid with an aromatic odour. Its chemical formula is C10H14 with a molecular weight of 134.22 g/mol. It is alkyl benzene and its structure has a benzene ring substituted with a sec-butyl group. Sec butylbenzene is nearly insoluble in water and miscible with alcohol, ether and benzene. SBB is widely used in the flavours and fragrance industry. Vinati Organics is a leading manufacturer of SBB with the highest quality and purity.


    Physical and Chemical Properties:

    IUPAC Name: (Butan-2-yl)benzene
    Molecular Formula: C10H14
    Form: Liquid
    Colour: Colourless
    Odour: Aromatic
    CAS Number: 135-98-8
    Boiling Point: 173-174° C
    Molar Weight: 134.22
    Density: 0.8600 g/mL
    Refractive Index: 1.4890 to 1.491
    Flammability: Flammable
    Relative Vapour Density: 4.62

    Solubility: Nearly insoluble in water, miscible with alcohol, ether and benzene

    Synonyms: sec-butylbenzene, s-butylbenzene, 1-methylpropyl benzene


    Industry Applications

    • SBB is an intermediary compound used to make perfumery chemicals.
    • It is used to produce secondary butyl quinoline which has massive applications in the flavours and fragrance industry.
    • Secondary butyl benzene is also used as a solvent for coating compositions, surface-active agents, plasticizers and organic synthesis.
    • Quality and purity of sec butylbenzene are crucial to getting the most authentic results. It needs to be stored in drums.



    Vinati Organics Pvt. Ltd. is one of the largest manufacturers of Secondary butyl benzene. Through chemistry and innovation, we offer the best quality of speciality chemicals and organic intermediaries to our clients. We produce the highest quality and purity of SBB for chemical, pharmaceutical, fragrance, toiletry and coating industries. With 3 decades of experience, Vinati Organics supplies its quality Secondary butyl benzene to over 35 countries across Europe, US and Asia. Our manufacturing approach is green to keep the impact on climate minimal and our products are environment friendly.

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