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Textile and Leather Chemicals - Glycol ether acetate

The following glycol ether acetate from BASF are used in the application area of textile and leather chemicals.

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Glycol ether acetate

CAS: 112-07-2
Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate, Acetic acid 2-butoxyethyl ester, 2-butoxyethyl acetate

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.

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

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.

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

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).