Butyrate is produced naturally in intestine and is known for health benefits it offers. Calcium butyrate is an off-white coloured calcium salt and is highly soluble in water. It is stable under normal pressure and temperature. It is used in food supplements and animal feeds. It is also used as a coloring and flavoring agent.

Fermentation of molasses slop using yeast results into crude calcium butyrate. It is further fermented using butyric acid bacteria to form a concentrate.  Pure calcium butyrate is precipitated by treatment of concentrate with calcium carbonate.

SynonymsButanoic acid, calcium salt
Calcium Dibutanoate
CAS no.5743-36-2
EINECS no.227-265-7
Molecular formulaC8H14CaO4
Molecular weight214.27


Calcium butyrate finds its applications in end-use industries such as poultry and dairy farming, animal health, and pharmaceutical.
It is essential ingredient to protect and restore the intestinal health.
It is energy source for the intestinal villi.
It enhancing healthy growth of microvilli.
It helps to increase microvilli per crypt ratio, to enhance regeneration of intestinal epithelium cells (villi) to improve nutrient digestibility as a result feed efficiency improved.
It improves protections against pathogens (Antibacterial activity against broad G+ & G- bacteria) via simulating the intestinal immune system.
It also used as toxin binder.


Physical appearanceWhite powder
Assay%NLT 98.0
pH range8.5 – 11.5
Melting range°CAbove 300
Bulk densityg/mL0.35 – 0.45
Particle Size100% passing through 40 Mesh
Loss on drying%≤ 2.0
Cadmiumppm≤ 0.5
Mercuryppm≤ 0.1
Leadppm≤ 0.5
Arsenicppm≤ 0.5
Residual solventppm≤ 1000
Total Plate Countcfu/g≤ 1000
Yeast and Moldcfu/g≤ 100
SalmonellaAbsent per 10 gram
E.ColiAbsent per gram

Keep in a closely tight container. Store in a cool, dry, ventilated area.

25 kg bag/drum.


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