Butyl acetate, also known as butyl ethanoate, is an ester which is a colorless flammable liquid at room temperature. It is commonly used as a solvent in the production of lacquers and paints. This liquid is volatile but flammable in nature. The most common use of normal butyl acetate is as a solvent in the production of lacquers and paints. Its other major use is in the creation of adhesives and hardened coatings. Normal butyl acetate is also used in the pharmaceutical industry as a solvent or an extraction agent.