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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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Glycol ethers

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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).

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.