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Butyl CARBITOL™ Solvent

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Chemical Name: Diethylene Glycol Butyl Ether
Function: Coalescing Agent, Stabilizer, Solvent, Coupling Agent
CAS Number: 112-34-5
Chemical Family: Glycol Ethers, Ethers, Glycols
Labeling Claims: Metal-free, VOC Exempt, TSE-free, Not Listed In California Proposition 65, Animal Products-free, Biodegradable, BSE-free, Allergen-free, Non-GMO, CleanGredients (DfE)
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Identification & Functionality

Butyl CARBITOL™ Solvent Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Applications
  • Latex coalescent in water-based architectural and industrial coatings.
  • Coupling agent and solvent in household and industrial cleaners, rust removers, hard surface cleaners, and disinfectants.
  • Primary solvent in solvent-based silk screen printing inks.
  • Coupling solvent for resins and dyes in water-based printing inks.
  • Solvent for ball point and felt tip pen inks, and textile dyeing and printing.
  • Coalescent for latex adhesives.
  • Deactivator, stabilizer for agricultural pesticides.

Properties

Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Aciditymax. 0.010wt%ASTM D1613
Vapor Pressure (at 25°C - extrapolated)0.03 (2.9)mmHg (Pa)-
Autoignition Temperature210/410°C/°F-
Butyl Carbitol Solventmin. 99wt%DOWM 102473
Colormax. 10HazenASTM D5386
Evaporation Rate (n-butyl acetate = 1.0)max. 0.01--
Flammable Limits (Lower)0.85vol.% in air-
Flammable Limits (Upper)24.6vol.% in air-
Flash Point114 (237)°C (°F)Setaflash Closed Cup
Flash Point93 (199)°C (°F)Open Cup
Freezing Point-68 (-90)°C (°F)-
Hansen Solubility Parameters (Dispersion)16(J/cm³)½-
Hansen Solubility Parameters (Hydrogen bonding)10.6(J/cm³)½-
Hansen Solubility Parameters (Polar)7(J/cm³)½-
Heat of Vaporization (at normal boiling point)276J/g-
Liquid Density (at 20°C)0.955g/cm³-
Liquid Density (at 25°C)0.948g/cm³-
Molecular Weight162.2g/mol-
Net Heat of Combustion (predicted at 25°C)28.7kJ/g-
Partition Coefficient (n-octonol/water)1log Pow-
Solubility (at 25°C)955g/100 g-
Specific Gravity (at 25/25°C)0.951--
Specific Heat (at 25°C, Undiluted)2.26J/g/°C-
Surface Tension (at 20°C)30dynes/cm or mN/m-
Viscosity (at 25°C)6cP-
Water Contentmax. 0.10wt%ASTM E203
Boiling Point (760 mmHg, 1.01 bar)230/446°C/°F-

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Dow encourages its customers and potential users to review their applications from the standpoint of human health and environmental aspects. To help ensure that Dow products are not used in ways for which they are not intended or tested, Dow personnel will assist customers in dealing with environmental and product safety considerations. Dow literature, including Material Safety Data Sheets, should be consulted prior to the use.

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Packaging and Supply Information
REGION PACKAGING TRANSPORT MODE
Europe/Africa Bulk/Drum Tank Truck
Latin America Bulk/Drum Tank Truck
North America Bulk/Drum Tank Truck/Tank Car
Pacific Bulk/Drum Tank Truck

 

Butyl CARBITOL™ Solvent
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