Sucroplast ATBC is a product resulting from the acetylation of tributyl citrate, a citric acid ester presented as a clear liquid with a distinctive odor. Recommended for use as a plasticizer in applications with food contact, it is easily biodegradable in polyvinyl chloride polymers (PVC) and cellulose derivatives. It also serves as a solvent and fixative in the flexographic and perfumery industries.

INCI Name: Acetyl Tributyl Citrate

Chemical Name: Tributyl O-acetylcitrate

CAS Number: 77-90-7

Functions: Fixative, Solvent

Synonyms: Acetyltri-N-Butyl Citrate, ATBC, Sculpey Clay Softener, Tributyl Citrate Acetate

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Fragrances & Perfume Applications
Ink & Toner Type
Main Uses
  • Sucroplast ATBC is recommended for use as a plasticizer in product applications that have contact with food.
  • It is easily biodegraded in polyvinylchloride polymers (PVC) and cellulose derivatives and is also used as a solvent and fixative for inks in the flexographic and perfumery industry.


Physical Form
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Acidity (as Citric Acid)max. 0.02% w/w-
Assay Contentmin. 99.0% w/w-

Regulatory & Compliance

Safety & Health

Safety Data
  • Sucroplast ATBC is a combustible product.
  • Sucroplast ATBC does not present an immediate personal emergency concern.
  • It will burn only at high temperature. 

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • USA
Packaging Information

Sucroplast ATBC is available in metallic drums, plastic containers and bulk.

Storage & Handling

Storage and Shelf Life Conditions
  • Sucroplast ATBC should be stored at normal room conditions in sealed containers in a cool and dry place.
  • Sucroplast ATBC must be stored indoors, in ventilated places following Good Storage Practices.
  • Sucroplast ATBC estimated shelf life is 3 years when stored in its original packaging.