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Butyl CELLOSOLVE™ Solvent

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Butyl CELLOSOLVE™ glycol ether is a fast-evaporating glycol ether with an excellent balance of hydrophilic and hydrophobic character; excellent active solvency and coupling properties. Butyl CELLOSOLVE™ is a very versatile solvent product with a good balance of many different properties. With a nearly equal balance of hydrophobic and hydrophilic character, Butyl CELLOSOLVE™ glycol ether provides excellent performance in coatings, cleaners, and many other types of products. It is one of our fastest evaporating glycol ethers. Butyl CELLOSOLVE™ glycol ether is compatible with a wide range of resin types, and it also offers 100% water solubility.
Function: Solvent, Coupling Agent, Adhesion Promoter, Coalescing Agent
Chemical Name: Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether
CAS Number: 111-76-2
Chemical Family: Glycol Ethers, Ethers, Glycols
Labeling Claims: Metal-free, Animal Products-free, TSE-free, BSE-free, Non-GMO, Not Listed In California Proposition 65, Allergen-free, Biodegradable
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Identification & Functionality

Butyl CELLOSOLVE™ Solvent Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Applications
  • Active solvent for solvent-based coatings.
  • Coalescent for industrial water-based coatings.
  • Coupling agent for architectural water-borne 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 agent for resins and dyes in water-based printing inks.
  • Solvent for agricultural pesticides.

Properties

Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Autoignition Temperature230 (446)°C (°F)-
Evaporation Rate (n-butyl acetate = 1.0)0.06°C (°F)-
Flammable Limits (Lower)1.3vol%-
Flammable Limits (Upper)10.6vol%-
Flash Point67 (153)°C (°F)Setaflash Closed Cup
Freezing Point-75 (-103)°C (°F)-
Hansen Solubility Parameters (Dispersion)16(J/cm³)½-
Hansen Solubility Parameters (Hydrogen bonding)12.3(J/cm³)½-
Hansen Solubility Parameters (Polar)7.6(J/cm³)½-
Heat of Vaporization (at normal boiling point)348J/g-
Liquid Density (at 20°C)0.902g/cm3-
Molecular Weight118.2g/mol-
Net Heat of Combustion (predicted at 25°C)30kJ/g-
Partition Coefficient (n-octanol/water)0.81log Pow-
Solubility (at 25°C)100g/L or %-
Specific Gravity (at 25/25°C)0.901--
Specific Heat (at 25°C)2.38J/g-
Surface Tension (at 20°C, 2 g/L)65dynes/cm or mN/m-
Vapor Pressure (at 20°C - extrapolated)0.66/0.117mmHg/kPa-
Viscosity (at 20°C)3.3cP or mPa.s-
Boiling Point (760 mmHg, 1.01 bar)171/340°C/°F-

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Product Stewardship

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.

Packaging & Availability

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

 

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