Often referred to simply as Dioxolane, is a powerful solvent used in a variety of formulations, production processes, or as a reactant. It comes in a color-free liquid form, with an odor reminiscent of Ether. It’s able to quickly dissolve polar polymers like epoxies, polyesters, and urethanes, since its small size allows for rapid penetration. The solvent’s low boiling point of 75-76 C allows it to dry quickly. 1,3 Dioxolane gets used as an intermediary in preparing Acyclovir-d4 and in synthesizing new Vandetanib (V097100) analogs. It’s a popular solvent for fats, oils, dyes, and waxes. The chemical is also used in lithium batteries. Other popular applications for the solvent include textiles, electroplating and metal working, the gas scrubbing process, softening and/or dissolving polymers, inorganic and organometallic systems, and petroleum and gasoline production. 1,3 Dioxolane is soluble in Dichloromethane, Chloroform, Methanol, Ethanol, and Ethyl Acetate.
1,2 Butylene Oxide is available for purchase in 55-gallon drums
Test and Condition | Limit | Unit | Method
Acidity, as Butyric |100 Max | ppm |TC-AM-85- 21
1,2-Butylene Oxide | 99.00 Min | WT% | DOWM 100321
2,3-Butylene Oxide | 0.900 Max | WT% | DOWM 100321
Butyraldehyde | 0.050 Max | WT% | DOWM 100321
Color, Pt-Co |15 Max | ASTM D5386
1,2-Dichlorobutane| 0.1000 Max | WT% | DOWM 100321
Isobutylene Oxide | 0.300 Max | WT% | DOWM 100321
Water | 0.1000 Max | WT% | ASTM E1064
CAS Number 106-88-7
1,2-epoxybutane,1,2-butylene oxide,oxirane, ethyl,ethyloxirane,1,2-butene oxide, ethylethylene oxide,1-butene oxide, oxirane, 2-ethyl,butane, epoxy, 1-butylene oxide
99% Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) also known as Isopropanol is available for purchase in various container sizes. 99% concentrated IPA is used in industries as a solvent or cleaning chemical for products that do not react well to water. 99% IPA has a low flash point and thus evaporates rapidly making it a useful cleaning agent for computer boards, electronics and other industries that require rapid evaporation of the cleaning compound.
Methylal Anhydrous also known as Methylal, Dimethoxymethane or Formaldehyde dimethyl ether, is an Acetal solvent with a -30 deg C flash point and is manufactured from Methanol. With a high solubility power, Methylal tends to significantly lower the surface tension of formulations, making it an ideal solvent choice. As with all Acetals, it has an extremely low toxicity profile and is sustainable from an atmospheric chemistry perspective.
Common applications for Methylal include cleaners, urethane foam manufacturing paint strippers, aerosols, and cosmetic manufacturing.