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BUTYL CARBITOL™ Solvent

Butyl CARBITOL™ is a slow-evaporating, hydrophilic glycol ether with excellent coalescing and coupling power that can be combined with Butyl CELLOSOLVE™ glycol ether to lower the evaporation rate and increase the hydrophobicity.

Used in:

  • Water-based architectural and industrial coatings
  • Household and industrial cleaners, rust removers, hard surface cleaners, and disinfectants
  • Solvent-based silk screen printing inks
  • Water-based printing inks
  • Textile dyeing and printing

Advantages:

  • Powerful solvency
  • Excellent coalescing ability
  • High dilution ratio
  • Outstanding coupling power
  • Low evaporation rate

Typical Physical Properties
These properties are typical but do not constitute specifications.

Molecular Weight (g/mol)

.

162.2

Boiling point @ 760 mmHg, 1.01 bar

446°F

230°C

Flash point

210°F

99°C

Freezing point

-90°F-68°C
Vapor pressure@ 20°C — extrapolated.

0.03 mmHg
0.04 mbar

Specific gravity (25/25°C)

.0.951

Density @ 20°C
        @ 25°C

7.95 lb/gal
7.91 lb/gal

0.952 g/cm³
0.948 g/cm³

Viscosity (cP or mPa•s @ 25°C)

.

4.9

Surface tension (dynes/cm or mN/m @ 25°C)30.0

Specific heat (J/g/°C @ 25°C)

.

2.26

Heat of vaporization (J/g) at normal boiling point

276

Net heat of combustion (kJ/g) — predicted @ 25°C

28.7

Autoignition temperature442°F228°C
Evaporation raten-butyl acetate = 1.0)
(diethyl ether = 1.0)
0.004
>1200
Solubility, g/100 g @ 25°C
   Solvent in water
   Water in solvent
 
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Hansen solubility parameters (J/cm³)1/2
   _d (Dispersion)
   _p (Polar)
   _h (Hydrogen bonding)
 16.0
7.0
10.6
Flammable limits (vol.% in air)
   Lower
   Upper
 0.85
24.60