Butyl cellosolve, industrial (ethylene glycol monobutyl ether)

Design specification: TU 6-01-646-84, rev. 3

Production method: Oxidation.

Application: Industrial butyl cellosolve (ethylene glycol monobutyl ether) is used for butyl carbitol; as a solvent for resins, lacquers and paints; for metal separation, as a hydraulic liquid and for organic synthesis.

ParameterValue
High gradeFirst grade
Chromaticity, P/Co Scale, Hasen units, not more than1030
Density, g/cm30.898–0.9040.898–0.904
Mass fraction of butyl cellosolve, %, not less than99.096.5
Water mass fraction, %, not more than0.200.25
Mass fraction of acids (in conversion to acetic acid), %, not more than0.0050.005
Saponification number, mg of KOH per 1 g of butyl cellosolve, not more than1.01.5
Compatability with distilled water at 20 °СUnlimitedUnlimited
Index of refraction, within the range1.416–1.4221.416–1.422

Packing, shipping, storage: Industrial butyl cellosolve (ethylene glycol monobutyl ether) is transported in specially designation rail tank-cars with stainless steel boilers of grade 12×18H1T type 15-1404 with aluminum barrels of type 15-1596.

Industrial butyl cellosolve (ethylene glycol monobutyl ether) is transported packed in barrels, carloaded, in covered railroad tank cars by road truck and water transport as well as in railroad and road tank cars in compliance with the rules of cargo transportation.

Industrial butyl cellosolve (ethylene glycol monobutyl ether) is stored in the tanks at the open sites, meeting the requirements for storehouses with flammable and toxic substances.

The guaranteed storage life is 6 months from the date of production.