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Hexyl CELLOSOLVE™ Solvent

A high boiling point, slow evaporating solvent with excellent solvency characteristics.It has the characteristic structure of glycol ethers and contains both ether and alcohol functional groups in the same molecule. As a result, it provides unique cleaning power for removal of both water-soluble and greasy (water insoluble) soils. The linear hexyl portion of this provides excellent oil solubility characteristics that make it useful in both consumer and industrial cleaner applications. It plays an important role in specialty printing inks. Because of its limited water solubility and slow evaporation, it can be used in formulations for the silk screen process to prevent premature setting of the ink.

Uses:

  • Cosmetics
  • Cleaners
  • Textiles
  • Waterborne coatings
  • Cleaning
  • Printing ink

Benefits:

  • High boiling point
  • Slow evaporation rate
  • Excellent solvency
  • Great chemical stability
  • Compatible with water and a number of organic solvents
  • Waterborne coatings: excellent coalescing solvent for water-borne, latex-based coatings
  • Cleaning: coupling agent and solvent in household and industrial cleaners, rust removers, hard surface cleaners and disinfectants
  • Cleaning: low vapor pressure allows formulating opportunities to address volatile organic compound (VOC) concerns
  • Printing ink: especially effective in printing ink formulations for the silk-screen process

Properties

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Typical Properties

  • Biodegradibility Yes No Readily
  • Bleach Stable? Yes No Not Recommended
  • Boiling Point (°C @760mmHg) Yes No 208
  • CAS# Yes No 112-25-4
  • Chemical Name Yes No Ethylene glycol mono hexyl ether
  • Chemistry Yes No EO
  • CleanGredients? Yes No No
  • Consumer Products US EPA LVP Exemption Yes No not VOC
  • Density (25°C) in lb/gal (g/cc) Yes No 7.37 (0.883)
  • EPA Method 24 (ASTM 26886) Yes No VOC
  • Evaporation Rate (n-butyl acetate=1.0) Yes No 0.0082
  • Flash Point, Closed Cup Yes No 99 °C
  • Freezing Point °F(°C) Yes No -58 (-50)
  • Hansen Solubility Parameter, dD (joules/cm3)1/2 Yes No 16
  • Hansen Solubility Parameter, dH (joules/cm3)1/2 Yes No 10.9
  • Hansen Solubility Parameter, dP (joules/cm3)1/2 Yes No 6.9
  • HAPs (Title III Clean Air Act) Yes No Yes
  • Inert Ingredient Use Yes No Non-Food
  • Low Vapor Pressure (<0.1 mmHg @20°C) Yes No Exempt
  • Molecular Weight Yes No 146.2 g/mol
  • Series Yes No E-Series
  • Solubility in Water (25°C) Yes No 0.88 wt%
  • Solubility Water in (25°C) Yes No 17.7 wt%
  • Specific Gravity (25°C) Yes No 0.866
  • Surface Tension (1% actives, 25 °C) Yes No 27.7 dynes/cm
  • US EPA Listing Yes No Non-food Use
  • Vapor Pressure (mmHg @ 20°C) Yes No 0.038
  • Viscosity (25°C) Yes No 4.5 cP

Biodegradable cleaning power

As part of its proven portfolio of home and institutional care applications, Dow offers a biodegradable glycol ether solvent that removes both water-soluble and greasy, water-insoluble soils. Hexyl CELLOSOLVE™ maintains excellent solvency characteristics without compromising environmental standards, allowing for uniform diffusion and reduced defects due to solvent-pop and air entrapment in formulations.

The structure of Hexyl CELLOSOLVE™ Solvent provides a unique cleaning power that can remove a wider array of soils. With the characteristic structures of glycol ethers, this solvent contains ether and alcohol functional groups in the same molecule. 

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