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The following alcohols and solvents from BASF are used in the application area of paints and coatings.

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Alcoholes und Aldehydes

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

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.

The following physical data were measured in the BASF SE laboratories. They do not represent any legally-binding guarantee of properties for our sales product.

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.

The following physical data were measured in the BASF SE laboratories. They do not represent any legally-binding guarantee of properties for our sales product.

n-Pentanol Technical information

Glycol ethers

CAS: 111-76-2
Ethylenglykolmono-n-butylether, 2-Butoxyetha­nol, 1-Hydroxy-2-n-butoxy-ethan 

CAS: 112-34-5
Diethylenglykolmonobutylether, 2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethanol

Low-volatility, high-boiling, clear liquid with a mild odor. Solvent for numerous natural and synthetic resins, fats and oils. Feedstock for syntheses.

Butyldiglycol is a clear, low-volatility, mobile liquid with a very faint, mild odor. It is miscible with many common solvents, e. g. aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, glycols, glycol ethers and water. It may form peroxides if it comes into contact with atmospheric oxygen.

Butyldiglycol Technical information

CAS: EC 907-996-4
Mixture of ethylene glycol monoalkyl ethers

Low-volatility, high-boiling, clear, odourless liquid. The Butyltriglycol supplied by BASF SE is a technical-grade product.

Butyltriglycol is a clear, low-volatility, mobile liquid with a very faint, mild odour. It is miscible with many common solvents, e. g. aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, glycols, glycol ethers and water. Butyltriglycol may form peroxides, if it comes into contact with atmospheric oxygen.

Butyltriglycol Technical information

CAS: 112-25-4
Ethylene glycol mono-n-hexyl ether, 2-hexoxy-1-ethanol 

Clear, mobile, high-boiling, low-volatility liquid for use as a solvent, flow promoter and coalescent.

n-Hexylglycol is a clear, mobile, neutral, slightly hygroscopic liquid with a mild odor. It is miscible with all common solvents, e. g. alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, glycols and aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons. Its miscibility with water, however, is limited.

n-Hexylglycol enters into the typical reactions of alcohols, e. g. esterification, etherification, oxidation and the formation of alcoholates. Since n-Hexylglycol may react with the oxygen in the air to form peroxides, BASF supplies it inhibited with 2.6-di-tert-butyl-para-cresol (butylated hydroxytoluene – BHT).

n-Hexylglycol Technical information

CAS: 112-59-4
Diethylene glycol mono hexyl ether, 2-(2-hexyloxy-ethoxy)-ethanol 

Clear, mobile, high-boiling, low-volatility liquid for use as a solvent, flow promoter and coalescent.

n-Hexyldiglycol is a clear, mobile, neutral, slightly hygroscopic liquid with a mild odor. It is miscible with all common solvents, e. g. alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, glycols and aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons. Its miscibility with water, however, is limited.

n-Hexyldiglycol enters into the typical reactions of alcohols, e. g. esterification, etherification, oxidation and the formation of alcoholates. Like all other ethers, it may form peroxides if it comes into contact with atmospheric oxygen.

The following physical data were measured in the BASF SE laboratories. They do not represent any legally-binding guarantee of properties for our sales product.

n-Hexyldiglycol Technical information

CAS: 107-98-2
Methoxy-1,2-propanol, Propylene glycol-1-methyl ether, Methoxy-1,2-hydroxpropane, Methylpropylene glycol 

Colorless, medium-volatility, water-miscible neutral liquid with a mild, alcoholic odour. Its favourable physiological properties make it preferable to methoxyethanol and ethoxyethanol as a solvent for coatings and printing inks.

Solvenon® PM is a clear, hygroscopic, medium-volatility liquid with a mild, alcoholic odor. It is miscible with water and many common organic solvents. By virtue of its ether and alcohol groups, Solvenon® PM has very good solvent power for many of the raw materials used in coatings, e. g. resins, binders, etc. It possesses the typical properties of the ether and alcohol groups. For instance, it may react with acids (or form esters), oxidizing agents (to form the corresponding ketones or carboxylic acids), alkali metals (to form alcoholates) or aldehydes (to form acetals). Solvenon® PM may form peroxides with atmospheric oxygen.

 

The following physical data were measured in the BASF SE laboratories. They do not represent any legally-binding guarantee of properties for our sales product.

Solvenon® PM 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.

The following physical data were measured in the BASF SE laboratories. They do not represent any legally-binding guarantee of properties for our sales product.

Solvenon® DPM Technical information

CAS: 5131-66-8
Propylene glycol monobutyl ether, 1-Butoxy-2-propanol

Solvenon® PnB is a colorless glycol ether solvent with intermediate volatility and good solvent properties.

Solvenon® PnB is miscible with most organic solvents and partly soluble in water. These properties are required, for example, for printing ink thinners and water-based paints. Solvenon® PnB is strongly lipophilic. Its oil and fat dissolving properties make it highly suitable for use in products such as cleaning agents and metal degreasers. Solvenon® PnB is a low odour liquid, which, in combination with its surface tension lowering properties, means that it is often used in products such as water-based cleansers. The

spreading characteristics of Solvenon® PnB are at least comparable with those of butyl glycols, in part better.

The outstanding film-building and drying properties of Solvenon® PnB make it an effective coalescing agent for dispersion paints, e. g. acrylic, styrol acrylic and polyvinyl acetate dispersions.

The following physical data were measured in the BASF SE laboratories. They do not represent any legally-binding guarantee of properties for our sales product.

Solvenon® PnB Technical Information

CAS: 29911-28-2
Dipropylene glycol monobutyl ether, Butoxy dipropanol (mixture of isomers) 

Solvenon® DPnB is a colorless solvent with low volatility and low odour.

Solvenon® DPnB has both lipophilic and hydrophilic properties. It is miscible with various other solvents. Due to its molecular weight and plasticizing effect, Solvenon® DPnB is, for example, an excellent film-forming agent. Due to its evaporation and spreading characteristics Solvenon® DPnB is highly suitable for application in cleaning agents.

The following physical data were measured in the BASF SE laboratories. They do not represent any legally-binding guarantee of properties for our sales product.

Solvenon® DPnB Technical Information

CAS: 55934-93-5
Mixture of propylene glycol mono butyl ethers 

Solvenon® TPnB is a mixture of several isomeric glycol ether compounds. It is a clear, light yellowish, mobile liquid with very low volatility. It is nearly odourless.

Solvenon® TPnB is a mixture of various isomeric compounds. It is a clear, light yellowish, mobile liquid with very low volatility. It is nearly odourless.

Due to their ether and alcohol reactive groups the various isomeric compounds which are part of Solvenon, have a very high solubilizing power for numerous paint and surface-coating raw materials like resins, binding agents, etc. Solvenon® TPnB may react with oxygen from air to give peroxides.

The following physical data were measured in the BASF SE laboratories. They do not represent any legally-binding guarantee of properties for our sales product.

Solvenon® TPnB Technical Information

Glycol ether acetates

CAS: 112-07-2
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.

The following physical data were measured in the BASF SE laboratories. They do not represent any legally-binding guarantee of properties for our sales product.

Butylglycol Acetate Technical Information

CAS: 124-17-4
Diethylene glycol n-butyl ether acetate, 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethyl acetate

Low-volatility solvent with a mild ester-type odour. Does not contain hydroxyl groups and has good solvent power for numerous resins, dyes, waxes, fats and oils. The main applications are in the coatings and printing inks industries. Can improve the processing characteristics of PVC plastisols.

Butyldiglycol Acetate is a clear, high-boiling, low-volatility, slightly hygroscopic liquid with a mild ester-type odour. It is freely miscible with most common organic solvents, but miscible with water only between certain limits.

Owing to its ether bonds and ester groups, Butyldiglycol Acetate enters into the reactions that are characteristic of ethers and esters, and it possesses their solvent power. For instance, it dissolves – particularly at elevated temperatures – numerous natural and synthetic resins, plasticizers, waxes, fats and oils.

It may react with atmospheric oxygen to form peroxides. Butyldiglycol Acetate hydrolyzes slowly in the presence of water but more rapidly in alkaline and acid media.

The following physical data were measured in the BASF SE laboratories. They do not represent any legally-binding guarantee of properties for our sales product.

Butyldiglycol Acetate Technical Information

CAS: 108-65-6
1-Methoxy-2-propyl acetate, Propylene glycol monomethyl ether-1,2-acetate

Medium-volatility solvent with a mild odour. Does not contain any hydroxyl groups and has good solvent power for numerous resins and dyes. Its main applications are in the coatings and printing inks, where it can replace ethoxyethyl acetate in many cases. 

Methoxypropyl Acetate is a clear, slightly hygroscopic liquid with a mild odour. It is freely miscible with most common organic solvents, but has only limited miscibility with water. 

By virtue of its ether and ester groups, Methoxypropyl Acetate enters into reactions that are characteristic of ethers and esters and display their solvent power. For instance, it dissolves numerous natural and synthetic resins, waxes, fats and oils.

Since Methoxypropyl Acetate may react with the oxygen in the air to form peroxides, BASF supplies it inhibited with 2.6-di-tert-butyl-para-cresol (butylated hydroxytoluene – BHT). 

Methoxypropyl 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

CAS: 109-60-4
Acetic acid n-propyl ester

CAS: 628-63-7*), 624-41-9, 123-92-2
Reaction mass of 2-methylbutyl acetate and pentyl acetate, Mixture of isomeric pentyl esters of acetic acid (n-/iso-pentyl acetate; n-/iso-amyl acetate)r

Medium-volatility liquid with high solvent power for numerous natural and synthetic resins. The main application is in the coating industry.

Pentyl Acetate is a clear, medium-volatility liquid with a mild odor typical of 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 more slowly

Pentyl Acetate Technical Information

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