Chemical synonyms:


Product description

IUPAC: 1,1-dimethylethyl-3-oxobutanoate

Eastman™ TBAA is a reagent used to acetoacetylate hydroxyl-bearing coatings resins, such as polyesters, acrylics, cellulosics, and epoxies. It has also found use as an acetoacetylating reagent in pharmaceutical, agrichemical, and pigment applications. Eastman™TBAA acetoacetylates alcohols and amines in high yields.

Additional Eastman™ Acetoacetate Products:

  • AAEM (Acetoacetoxyethyl Methacrylate)
  • MAA (Methyl Acetoacetate)
  • EAA (Ethyl Acetoacetate)
  • AAA (Acetoacetanilide)
  • DMAA (N,N-Dimethylacetoacetamide)
  • BKB (Acetoacetamide)


  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Architectural coatings
  • Intermediates
  • Kitchen & bath
  • Paints & coatings
  • Pharmaceutical chemicals

    Key attributes

    • Improved adhesion to metal substrates
    • Low glass transition temperature for improved coating flexibility
    • Reaction with conventional crosslinkers
    • Resin viscosity reduction for lower VOC emissions
    • Room temperature cure, isocyanate-free crosslinking

      Regulatory information and data sheets

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      • Asia Pacific
      • Europe, Middle East, & Africa
      • North America

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