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BUTYL CELLOSOLVE™ Solvent

Butyl CELLOSOLVE™ Glycol Ether is a very versatile solvent with a good balance of many different properties. This product has nearly an equal balance of hydrophobic and hydrophilic characteristics, is one of our fastest evaporating glycol ethers and is compatible with a wide range of resin types.

Used in:

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

Advantages:

  • Excellent active solvency
  • Superior coupling and coalescing abilities
  • Moderate evaporation rate
  • High dilution ratio
  • Nearly equal balance of hydrophobic and hydrophilic characteristics

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

Molecular weight (g/mol)

118.2

Boiling point @ 760 mmHg, 1.01 bar

340°F

171°C

Flash point

149°F

65°C

Freezing point

-107°F-77°C

Vapor pressure@ 20°C — extrapolated

.0.66 mmHg
0.89 mbar

Specific gravity (25/25°C)

.0.901

Density @ 20°C
         @ 25°C

7.53 lb/gal
7.49 lb/gal

0.902 g/cm³
0.898 g/cm³

Viscosity (cP or mPa•s @ 25°C)

.

2.9

Surface tension (dynes/cm or mN/m @ 25°C).27.4
Specific heat (J/g/°C @ 25°C).2.38
Heat of vaporization (J/g) at normal boiling point.348
Net heat of combustion (kJ/g) —
predicted @ 25°C
.30.0
Autoignition temperature471°F224°C
Evaporation raten-butyl acetate = 1.0)
(diethyl ether = 1.0)
0.079
154
Solubility, g/100 g @ 25°C
   Solvent in water
   Water in solvent
 
-
-
Hansen solubility parameters (J/cm³)1/2
   _d (Dispersion)
   _p (Polar)
   _h (Hydrogen bonding)
 16.0
7.6
12.3
Flammable limits (vol.% in air)
   Lower (measured @ 170°C)
   Upper (measured @ 180°C)
 1.13
10.60