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BUTOXYTRIGLYCOL

BUTOXYTRIGLYCOL triethylene glycol monobutyl ether is a highly versatile product that offers low volatility and excellent solvency. Its high performance properties are exhibited in a number applications, including textile dyes, coatings and cleaners.

Used in:

  • Solvent-based coatings
  • Textile dye processes
  • Household and industrial cleaners
  • Paint and floor polish strippers
  • Water-based printing inks

Advantages:

  • Low volatility
  • Powerful solvency
  • Superior surface tension characteristics
  • Excellent coupling ability
  • Improved shelf stability

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

Molecular Weight (g/mol)

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206.3

Boiling point

541°F

283°C

Flash point

280°F

138°C

Freezing point

-38°F-39°C

Vapor pressure@ 20°C

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<0.01 mmHg

Specific gravity (20/20°C)

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0.989

Density @ 20°C

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8.24 lb/gal

Viscosity (@ 20°C cP)

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10.9

Surface tension (dynes/cm @ 25°C)30.0 (neat product)
32.2 (25% aq. Solution)

Specific heat (J/g/°C @ 25°C)

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2.21

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

231.4

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

28.7

Autoignition temperature603°F317°C
Evaporation rate(n-butyl acetate = 1.0)<0.01
Solubility @ 20°C by weight
Solvent in water
  Water in solvent
 100
100
Hansen solubility parameters (J/cm3)1/2
   _d (Dispersion)
   _p (Polar)
   _h (Hydrogen bonding
 16.2
7.0
7.4
Flammable limits (vol.% in air)
   Lower
   Upper
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