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Crop protection

The following alcohols and solvents from BASF are used in the application area of crop protection.

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Alcoholes und Aldehydes

CAS: 71-23-8
n-Propanol, 1-Propanol, Propan-1-ol, n-Propyl alcohol

Mild-smelling, semi-volatile, polar, clear, low-viscosity, water-miscible solvent of high purity. Starting material for syntheses. 

n-Propanol is a clear, low-viscosity, neutral liquid with a characteristic alcohol odor. The product is miscible with all common solvents, such as alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, glycols and aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons. n-Propanol is also miscible in all proportions with water. 

n-Propanol Technical information

CAS: 123-51-3
3-Methyl-1-butanol, 3-Methylbutanol-1, Isoamyl alcohol

Colourless liquid, miscible with the common organic solvents.

3-Methyl-1-Butanol is an intermediate for the chemical industry, for example for the manufacture of essences and herbizides as well as a paint solvent.

3-Methyl-1-Butanol Technical information

CAS: 71-41-0
1-Pentanol, Pentan-1-ol, n-Amyl alcohol

Colourless liquid, miscible with common organic solvents.

n-Pentanol is colourless, flammable liquid with a mild to moderately strong odour. n-Pentanol is miscible with common organic solvents and is also used as an intermediate for chemical synthesis. 

n-Pentanol Technical information

CAS: 71-41-0, 137-32-6, 123-51-3
Pentanol mixture consists of n-Pentanol, 2-Methylbutanol-1, 3-Methylbutanol-1

Colourless liquid, miscible with the common organic solvents.

Pentanol Mixture is colourless, flammable liquid with a mild to moderately strong odor. Pentanol Mixture is miscible with common organic solvents and is also used to make other chemicals.

Pentanol mixture Technical information

CAS: 123-38-6
Propionaldehyde, Propanal

Colorless liquid with limited miscibility in water above 15 °C, soluble in ethanol and diethyl ether.

Propionaldehyde is a colorless, flammable liquid, having a suffocating odor. It should be used as a chemical intermediate only. It undergoes reactions typical for the low molecular weight aldehydes, which, because of the terminal carbonyl group, are very reactive. Contamination or the exposure to elevated temperatures may induce a hazardous polymerization. Propionaldehyde is readily oxidized if in contact to oxygen and should therefore be stored under inert gases. 

Propionaldehyde Technical information

Glycol ethers

CAS: 111-76-2
Ethylenglykolmono-n-butylether, 2-Butoxyetha­nol, 1-Hydroxy-2-n-butoxy-ethannert gases.

High-boiling, low-volatility liquid with a mild odor that is used as a solvent and starting material for syntheses. Excellent co-solvent in aqueous coating systems (water-based paints). 

Colorless, neutral, slightly hygroscopic, mobile liquid with a mild odor. The product is miscible with water and common organic solvents in all proportions at room temperature.

Butylglycol shows the reactions typical of an alcohol, such as esterification, etherification, oxidation and the formation of acetates and alcoholates. Like most ethers, it forms peroxides in the presence of atmospheric oxygen.

Butylglycol Technical information

CAS: 34590-94-8
Dipropylene glycol monomethyl ether, Methoxypropoxypropanol, Methyldipropylene glycol (mixture of isomers)

Clear, low-volatility, water-miscible, neutral liquid with a mild odour. Mainly used as a solvent in cleaners, printing inks, inks and in the coatings industry. In the latter case, it can be used together with Solvenon® PM, primarily to adjust the evaporation rate.

Solvenon® DPM is a mixture of isomers. It is a clear, high-boiling, hygroscopic, mobile, low-volatility liquid with a mild odour and is miscible with water and common organic solvents.

By virtue of the ether and alcohol groups in the constituent isomers, Solvenon® DPM is an excellent solvent for many of the raw materials that are used in coatings, e. g. resins and binders. An important feature of Solvenon® DPM is the fact that it acts as a solubilizer in many aqueous coating systems.

It possesses the typical properties of ethers and alcohols. For instance, it reacts with acids (to form esters), oxidizing agents (to form the corresponding aldehydes or carboxylic acids), alkali metals (to form alcoholates) or aldehydes (to form acetals).

Solvenon® DPM may form peroxides with atmospheric oxygen. 

Solvenon® DPM Technical information

Glycol ether acetates

CAS: 124-17-4
Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate, Acetic acid 2-butoxyethyl ester, 2-butoxyethyl acetate

Low-volatility solvent with very good solvent power for numerous substances in the coatings and chemical downstream industries.

Butylglycol Acetate is a clear, low-volatility liquid with a faint ester odour. It is miscible with many common organic solvents, e. g. alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, glycols, and glycol ethers, but is only very sparingly soluble with water.

Due to its ether bonds and ester group, Butylglycol Acetate enters into the typical reactions of this class of substances. 

Butylglycol Acetate Technical information

Esters

CAS: 123-86-4
Acetic acid n-butyl ester

n-Butyl Acetate is an Ester that is a colorless, flammable liquid at room temperature. Moderately volatile, colorless solvent with excellent solvency for cellulose nitrate, polymers, resins and oils. Important solvent in the manufacture of paints, leather and in the chemical and allied industries.

n-Butyl Acetate is a clear, moderately volatile liquid with a characteristic ester odor. It is miscible with all conventional solvents such as alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, glycols, glycol ethers, aromatic hydrocarbons and aliphatic hydrocarbons. Its solubility in water is limited. 

n-Butyl Acetate Technical information