Other names butyl glycol: Ethylene glycol mono-n-butyl ether, 2-Butoxyethanol
Chemical formula: C6H14O2
Molecular Weight: 118 / 2g / mol
Boiling point: 170/7 degrees Celsius
Melting point: 77 degrees Celsius
It is a nonsense, slightly absorbent moisture, mixed with water, ketones, alcohols, ethers, paraffins and aromatic hydrocarbons at room temperature, and in the presence of barium oxygen, this substance, like other ethers, produces a proxide. Due to its high dilution and high solubility and low evaporation rates, acetone, benzene and carbon tetrachloride, ethyl ether and water are mixed. Due to the properties mentioned as a solvent in the manufacture and formulation of glazes, varnishes, inks and nail polish is used to a large extent. In the coating industry, due to its low evaporation, butyl glycol causes the drying time of coatings to increase And at the same time increase their softness. It is also especially recommended for drying paint brushes of cellulose nitrate and chlorinated mortars or cellulose ethers as it smooths them softly when used to dry the coatings. Butyl Glycol is a precursor for the production of butyl glycol acetate as a highly desirable solvent. Other uses of this substance are paint inks for leather industry, surface cleaners and precursors for plastic production during reaction with phthalic anhydride.