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Glycol ethers from BASF

The following glycol ethers are available in Asia. Please click on the product name for more information on the BASF Product Finder or contact our sales team.

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

CAS: 111-76-2

Ethylenglykolmono-n-butylether, 2-Butoxyetha­nol, 1-Hydroxy-2-n-butoxy-ethan

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

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

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

CAS: 143-22-6*), 1559-34-8
Mixture of ethylene glycol monoalkyl ethers

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 odour. 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. Like all other ethers, it may form peroxides if it comes into contact with atmospheric oxygen.

One of the main applications is the coatings industry.By virtue of its good solvent power, the main applications of n-hexylglycol are as a solvent, flow promoter and coalescent aid.

For instance, it improves the flow of many baking finish systems. Added in small proportions to formulations for electrodeposition paints, it greatly improves film formation and levelling. n-Hexylglycol is also eminently suitable as a mild, low-odour co-solvent in low-aromatic mineral spirit blends for dissolving polymer binders such as Acronal® 260 F.

n-Hexylglycol can also be used in printing inks and cleaners.

 

CAS: 143-22-6*), 1559-34-8
Mixture of ethylene glycol monoalkyl ethers

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.

By virtue of its good solvent power, the main applications of n-hexyldiglycol are as a solvent, flow promoter and coalescent aid.

For instance, it improves the flow of many baking finish systems. Added in small proportions to formulations for electrodeposition paints, it greatly improves film formation and levelling.

n-Hexyldiglycol can also be used in printing inks and cleaners.

 

CAS: 143-22-6*), 1559-34-8
Mixture of ethylene glycol monoalkyl ethers

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

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.

 

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

Solvenon® DPM - Technical Information

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

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