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STEPOSOL® MET-10U

STEPOSOL® MET-10U

STEPOSOL MET-10U utilizes the cleaning properties of a surfactant to outperform many common solvents. It fulfills the role of both a low HLB surfactant and a powerful solvent, which allows it to be highly effective against a broad range of soils. STEPOSOL MET-10U can be used in formulations ranging from pH 3–12 while achieving viscosities from water-thin to gel. This metathesis-derived, nonionic surfactant is an unsaturated, short chain amide resulting from Stepan’s collaboration with Elevance Renewable Sciences and furthers Stepan’s effort to deliver renewable, naturally-derived products to the market.
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Identification & Functionality

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Features & Benefits

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Product Features

STEPOSOL MET-10U is a unique unsaturated di-substituted amide derived from renewable sourcing from a biobased feedstock manufactured using Nobel Prize-winning metathesis technology. Among other properties, STEPOSOL MET-10U exhibits rapid, soil-penetrating kinetics, excellent solvency, heat and hydrolytic stability, and a low VOC content.

Applications & Uses

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Recommended Uses

STEPOSOL MET-10U is effective in cleaning and removing soils in a variety of formulations. Example applications include:

• All-Purpose Cleaner

• Heavy Duty Degreaser

• Adhesive Remover

• Oven Cleaner

• Grill Cleaner

• Rig Wash

• Metal Cleaner

• Paper Chemicals

• Coating Remover

• Graffiti Remover

• Permanent Ink Remover

• Paint Stripper

Properties

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Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Active Content100.0%-
Autoignition Temperature240.0ºC-
Boiling Point297.0ºC-
Cloud Point-13.0ºC-
CMC500.0mg/l-
Density0.89g/ml-
Dielectric Constant at 25°C16.1--
Draves Wetting, sec at 25°C4.0--
Flash Point (PMCC)134.0°C-
Form at 25°CLiquid--
Freeze Point-16.0°C-
HLB6.0--
Kauri-Butanol ValueMin.1000--
pH (5% in 11 IPA/H2O)8.0--
Pour Point-14.0°C-
Refractive Index at 20°C1.46--
Solid Content100.0% by Wt-
Specific gravity at 25°C0.89--
Surface Tension31.5mN/m-
Vapor pressure at 20°C0.0mm Hg-
Viscosity at 25°C4.0cps-
RVOC, U.S. EPA 0.0%-

Regulatory & Compliance

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Regulatory Clearances
  • All components of STEPOSOL MET-10U are listed in the following countries; the registration number for the active ingredient is in parenthesis: United States (1356964-77-6), Europe (REACH: 01-2120058432-61-XXXX) and Japan (ENCS: 2-825). It is the responsibility of the importer and end user to comply with the chemical control regulations for each country.
  • Per the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Consumer Product Rule, OTC Model Rule and Federal VOC Standards, STEPOSOL MET-10U is exempt from VOC limit requirements because it is a LVP-VOC (low vapor pressure VOC). All regulations define an LVP-VOC as a compound or mixture which meets one of the following criteria: 1) The compound has a vapor pressure of less than 0.1 mm Hg at 20 °C; 2) the compound has more than 12 carbon atoms, or a mixture compromised solely of compounds with more than 12 carbon atoms, and the vapor pressure is unknown or 3) the compound has a boiling point greater than 216 °C.

Technical Details & Test Data

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Hansen Solubility Solvents Map

Hansen Solubility Parameters-D: 16.58, P: 9.58, H: 8.45

The Hansen solubility parameters are a key characteristic of solvency power used to predict if one material will dissolve another one to form a solution. As shown in the graph below, STEPOSOL MET-10U has a large Hansen space, overlapping the four solvent groups. This means that STEPOSOL MET-10U will dissolve a wide range of soils.

Stepan Company STEPOSOL MET-10U Hansen Solubility Solvents Map

Safety & Health

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Environmental and Health Effects

STEPOSOL MET-10U was found to be slightly toxic orally (LD50 = 550 mg/kg). Undiluted product may cause severe eye and skin irritation.

Packaging & Availability

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Packaging

Available in drums (390 lb, 177 kg) or bulk.

Storage & Handling

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Storage And Handling
  • Bulk Storage Information: 316 and 304 stainless steel tanks are recommended. Temperatures up to 54 °C (130 °F) can be maintained for long periods of time without degradation of the product.
  • Normal safety precautions (i.e., gloves and safety goggles) should be employed when handling STEPOSOL MET-10U. Contact with eyes and prolonged contact with skin should be avoided. Wash thoroughly after handling material. Consult the SDS for additional information on properties and handling.

Most Viewed Documents

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STEPOSOL MET-10U Technical Data Sheet
Technical Data Sheet
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STEPOSOL® MET-10U (US) Safety Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheet
STEPOSOL® MET-10U
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STEPOSOL® MET-10U Presentation
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STEPOSOL MET-10U Adhesive Cleaning Brochure
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Biodegradation of Dimethyl Amides
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STEPOSOL® MET-10U Material Compatibility
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Most Viewed Formulations

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Formulation Name
End Uses
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Household General Purpose Degreaser #1191
Degreasers
Vehicle & Machinery, Industrial Cleaning, Institutional & Catering, Food & Beverage Manufacturing, Other Home Care
End Uses: Degreasers
Adhesive Remover Concentrate #1218
Concentrates
Industrial Cleaning, Surface Care
End Uses: Concentrates
Industrial Heavy-Duty Aqueous Degreaser #1205
Degreasers
Vehicle & Machinery, Industrial Cleaning, Institutional & Catering, Food & Beverage Manufacturing, Other Institutional & Industrial Care
End Uses: Degreasers
Heavy Duty Aqueous Degreaser #1204
Degreasers
Vehicle & Machinery, Industrial Cleaning, Institutional & Catering, Food & Beverage Manufacturing, Other Institutional & Industrial Care
End Uses: Degreasers
Paint Stripper Concentrate #1220
Surface Care
Household, All-Purpose, Naturally-Derived Cleaner #1208
Industrial Cleaning, Surface Care, Other Home Care
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