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Propylene Glycol Normal Butyl Ether / Normal Butoxy Propanol

SeperatorPropylene Glycol Normal Butyl Ether / Normal Butoxy Propanol is a colorless combustible liquid with an ether-like odor. It has low water solubility and good coupling and demonstrates good solvency for coating resins. The properties of Propylene Glycol Normal Butyl Ether / Normal Butoxy Propanol support its use in agricultural, coating, cleaning, ink, textile and adhesive products. It is a good substitute for ethylene glycol ethers including Glycol Ether EB / Butyl Cellosolve / Butyl Glycol. Propylene Glycol Normal Butyl Ether / Normal Butoxy Propanol is extensively used in heavy-duty cleaning formulations. It does an excellent job of solvating and coupling hydrophobic greases and oils in household as well as industrial formulations. It is partly water soluble and miscible with most organic solvents. Propylene Glycol Normal Butyl Ether / Normal Butoxy Propanol also provides excellent surfacetension lowering ability. In coatings Propylene Glycol Normal Butyl Ether / Normal Butoxy Propanol offers good coalescing ability in systems requiring fast evaporation.

Chemical Name:
  • Normal Butoxy Propanol
  • Propylene Glycol Normal Butyl Ether
Chemical Family: Propylene Glycol Ether
Other Names:
  • Arcosolv PNB
  • Dowanol PnB
Chemical Formula: C7H16O2

 

Used in: Advantages:
  • Coupling agent and solvent in household and industrial cleaners, grease and paint removers, metal cleaners, and hard surface cleaners.
  • Effective coupling agent and efficient solvent for water-reducible coatings.
  • Effective coalescent for lowering minimum film formation temperature (MFFT) in water-borne latex coatings.
  • Active solvent for solvent-based coatings.
  • Chemical intermediate for the production of epoxides, acid ester derivatives, solvents, and plasticizers.
  • Effective coupling agent in waterbased agricultural formulations.
  • Excellent solvency
  • Good oil solubility
  • Effective surfactant properties
  • Excellent coupling ability
  • Good evaporation rate control
  • Greater formulating flexibility
  • Low viscosity
  • Wide range of applications
  • Low toxicity
  • Practical alternative to Glycol Ether EB / Butyl Cellosolve / Butyl Glycol
  • High dilution ratio
  • Colorless

Benefits and Applications

Coatings

Propylene Glycol Normal Butyl Ether / Normal Butoxy Propanol can be used as a coalescent with various resins including acrylics, styrene-acrylics, and polyvinylacetates. It has superior film forming characteristics.

Cleaners

Propylene Glycol Normal Butyl Ether / Normal Butoxy Propanol has a moderate odor, good coupling ability, and good surface tension lowering in water-based cleaners. It is compatible with a wide range of cleaning components. Propylene Glycol Normal Butyl Ether / Normal Butoxy Propanol is also partially water soluble and the water solubility can be increased by adding low molecular weight alcohols or other propylene glycol ethers.

Other Applications

The properties listed in the previous section also support the use of Propylene Glycol Normal Butyl Ether / Normal Butoxy Propanol in agriculture, cosmetics, electronics, ink, textile and adhesive products. Specific end uses may require approval by appropriate regulatory agencies.

 

 

 

 

 

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