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Detergents - Esters

The following esters from BASF are used in the application area of detergents.

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Esters

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

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.

Pentyl Acetate is a clear, medium-volatility liquid with a mild odour typical for esters. It is miscible with most common organic solvents, but practically insoluble in water. Pentyl Acetate is similar to butyl acetate in solvent power and diluent tolerance, but evaporates slower.

CAS: 103-09-3
Ethylhexyl acetate, Isooctyl acetate

2-Ethylhexyl Acetate is a clear, low-volatility, mobile liquid with a characteristic ester odour. It is miscible with all common solvents, e. g. alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, glycols, glycol ethers, and aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons. Its miscibility with water, however, is limited.