(CH2)3 OCH2 CH2 OH
2 – N – Butoxyethanol
Glycol Mono – N – Butyl Ether
BUTYL is a colourless, mild smelling liquid with a
high boiling point. It is slightly hygroscopic and
miscible with water at room temperature. At higher
temperatures a miscibility gap with water occurs in
the system. Butyl Glycol is also miscible with numerous
oxygenated solvents, as well as with aliphatic and
aromatic hydrocarbons and oils, it has outstanding
solvent power for many natural and synthetic resins,
nitrocellulose and ethyl cellulose. Butyl Glycol’s
forms binary azeotropic mixtures with water and a
range of organic substances.
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, chlorinated rubber and for phenolic,
alkyd and a number of other synthetic resins. DECEL
BUTYL also dissolves vegetable oils and mineral oils.
It is miscible with the common plasticizers in all
BUTYL does not dissolve dammar, rubber bitumen, cellulose
acetate, ester gums, polystyrene, unmodified polyvinyl
chloride (for lacquers), polyvinyl carbazole. Manila
copal, polyvinyl butyrals, chlorinated polyvinyl butyrals,
chlorinated polyvinyl chloride and both indene coumarone
resins dissolve only with difficulty.
cellulose acetate, cellulose, acetobutyrate, polyvinyl
formal and vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride and dicarboxylic
acid – copolymers swell in Decel Butyl.
BUTYL is employed primarily in the production of lacquers
based on nitrocellulose, cellulose ethers and chlorinated
rubber. Small quantities are also used in combination
lacquers. Solutions of nitrocellulose in butyl glycol
may be diluted with very large quantities of white
spirit, aromatic hydrocarbons or ethanol without adversely
affecting the film properties. Small quantities of
DECEL BUTYL improve both the flow and dilution capacity
of the lacquers and also enhance the gloss of the
resultant lacquer films.
DECEL BUTYL only dissolves dried lacquer coatings
very slowly, it is ideal for the preparation of brushing
lacquers based on cellulose esters, cellulose ethers
and chlorinated rubber. Even quite small additions
of DECEL BUTYL to alkyd and cellulose ether lacquers
lower the viscosity of the lacquer solution considerably,
thereby improving the brush out property of such lacquers.
DECEL BUTYL is a good intermediate solvent for use
in mineral oil emulsion. Even small quantities of
DECEL BUTYL can disperse and stabilise such emulsions
BUTYL does not attack rubber.
Litres HDPE barrels Nett Weight per drum 188 kgs.