Polar solvents > for cleaning products in home care

Polar solvents for cleaning products in home care applications are oxygenated solvents consisting of the product families Butoxies (Solvenon® PnBs), Butyl glycols, Methoxy Propyl Acetate and Aldehydes.

Brands for cleaning products in home care

GLYCOLS
SOLVENON®
(BUTOXIES)
METHOXY PROPYL ACETATE
ALDEHYDES

Properties of polar solvents for cleaning products in home care

Properties of Glycols

  • Colourless, neutral, slightly hygroscopic, mobile liquid with a mild odour.
  • Glycols are miscible with water and common organic solvents in all proportions at room temperature.

Properties of Solvenon®

Solvenon®  types are also known as Butoxies or as PnB, DPnB or TPnB

  • Colourless.
  • Dependent on the product Solvenon®  types have different volatilities and low odour.
  • Other properties depend on the individual product, making them suitable for different purposes.

Properties of Methoxy Propyl Acetate

  • Clear, slightly hygroscopic liquid with a mild odour.
  • Freely miscible with most common organic solvents, but only limited miscibility with water.
  • Dissolves waxes, fats and oils.

Properties of Propion Aldehyde

  • Colourless liquid with limited miscibility above 15 ° C.
  • Soluble in ethanol and diethyl ether.

Applications of polar solvents

Applications of Glycols for cleaning products in home care

  • Can be used in surface and floor cleaners, e.g. to degrease metal surfaces.

Applications of Solvenon® for cleaning products in home care

  • Used in household and industrial cleaning agents.

Applications of Methoxy Propyl Acetate for cleaning products in home care

  • By virtue of its ether and ester groups Methoxy Propyl Acetate displays its solvent power, e.g. it dissolves waxes, fats and oils.

Applications of Methoxy Propyl Acetate for cleaning products in home care

  • Is an intermediate for the chemical industry as building block for home care applications.

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