H9 – (OCH2 CH2)2 OH
2 – (2 – Butoxyethoxy) Ethanol
Glycol Mono Butyl Ether
BUTYL is a colourless, slightly hygroscopic high boiling
liquid with a mild odour. It is completely miscible
with water and most organic solvents. In addition,
it has good solvent power for nitrocellulose and can
be diluted to a considerable extent with organic solvents.
It forms binary azeotropic mixtures with some organic
at 20 deg.C, kg/1
as acetic acid, % mass
standards are published by the American Society for
Testing and Materials, 1916 Race Street, Philadelphia
Pa. 19103, USA.
BUTYL is an excellent solvent for nitrocellulose,
celluloid, Colophony, Manila copal, benzoin resin,
chlorinated rubber, polyvinyl ethyl ether, polycarylates;
for phenol formaldehyde, urea formaldehyde, melamine
formaldehyde and malelic resins and for Uresin B (carbamate
resin). It readily dissolves essential oils and a
number of dyestuffs. The only vegetable oils dissolved
are castor oil and oiticica oil.
BUTYL effectively dissolves the common plasticizers.
rubber, bitumen, polystyrene and polyvinyl chloride
(for lacquers), polyvinyl carbazole, fats and most
vegetable oils are insoluble in DECAR BUTYL while
polyvinyl acetate, polyvinyl butyrals, and coumarone
resins dissolve in it only with difficulty. DECAR
BUTYL swells shellac, cellulose, acetate, vinyl acetate,
vinyl chloride, dicarboxylic acid, copolymers, polymethacrylates
and cellulose acetobutylrate.
BUTYL has an extremely slow rate of evaporation and
thus, it a marked increase in drying time is to be
avoided, the amounts permissible in fast drying nitrocellulose
and cellulose ether lacquers are very small. The additional
of DECAR BUTYL to such lacquers improves their flow
mixed with other solvents of low volatility, DECAR
BUTYL is eminently suitable for inclusion in paints
and printing inks as these should remain moist and
soft over a long period.
of up to 5% of DECAR BUTYL may be made to stoving
lacquers as phenol formaldehyde and urea formaldehyde
lacquers without notably increasing their drying time.
Even if appreciably smaller amounts are added, the
flow properties and gloss of such lacquers are much
BUTYL may be added to air-drying lacquers to produce
good brushing out properties. In this way very satisfactory
lacquers with a particularly high gloss may be obtained.
It should be remembered that DECAR BUTYL can considerably
retard the thickening of lacquers containing hardening
agents (i.e. improve the pot life).
Litres HDPE barrels Nett Weight per drum 200 kgs.