Sucroplast TBC is produced through the esterification of citric acid with butanol. This oily, transparent liquid with a characteristic odor is insoluble in water but slightly soluble in alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, acetone, and toluene. Widely used as a primary plasticizer, it exhibits excellent compatibility with polyvinyl chloride and copolymers. Applications include medical and pharmaceutical products, inks, food packaging, stickers, and cosmetics.

INCI Name: Tributyl Citrate

Chemical Name: Tributyl citrate

CAS Number: 77-94-1

Functions: Carrier, Plasticizer, Plasticizer

Chemical Family: Citrates

Dosage Form: Tablets

Synonyms: 2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid tributyl ester, Butyl citrate, NSC 8491, Tri-n-butyl citrate

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Benefit Claims
Labeling Claims

Applications & Uses

Dosage Form
Fragrances & Perfume Applications
Main Uses
  • Sucroplast TBC is an efficient primary plasticizer with excellent compatibility with polyvinyl chloride and its copolymers, used in products for the medical and pharmaceutical sector (e.g., tablet coatings), in the manufacture of inks, food packaging and stickers.
  • Sucroplast TBC is widely used in cosmetic products as a fragrance carrier and in lacquers.


Physical Form
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Acidity (as Citric Acid)max. 0.1% w/w-
Assay Contentmin. 99.0% w/w-
Colormax. 50APHA-
Water Contentmax. 0.2% w/w-

Regulatory & Compliance

Safety & Health

Safety Data
  • Sucroplast TBC is not listed in the latest 2012 version of the United Nations Orange Book, so it is not considered dangerous.
  • Sucroplast TBC is combustible at high temperatures and can be harmful if inhaled or ingested.

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • USA
Packaging Information

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

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
2 years
Storage and Shelf Life Conditions
  • Sucroplast TBC can be stored at normal room conditions in sealed containers in a cool and dry place.
  • Sucroplast TBC should be stored indoors, and in ventilated places, following Good Storage Practices.
  • Sucroplast TBC estimated shelf life is 2 years when stored in its original packaging.