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2-EH (Di Ethyl Hexanol / Octanol)

Product Description

Eastman™ 2-Ethylhexanol is an eight-carbon branched chain oxo alcohol having a high boiling point and slow evaporation rate. It is a versatile solvent featuring excellent reactivity as a chemical intermediate. It serves as a chain terminator in synthesizing condensation polymers and as an intermediate for plasticizers. Eastman™ 2-Ethylhexanol has low volatility and enhances the flow and gloss of baking enamels. It is also used as dispersing agent for pigment pastes.

Applications

  • Chemical Intermediate - Acrylates, Ester Solvents, Glycol Ethers, Plasticizers
  • Coatings - Automotive OEM
  • Coatings - Automotive Refinish
  • Coatings - Can and Coil
  • Coatings - General Industrial
  • Coatings - Industrial Maintenance and Marine
  • Coatings - Industrial Wood
  • Coatings - Misc. (Defoamer and Wetting Agent)
  • Coatings - Transportation
 

N-BUTANOL (Normal Butyl Alcohol)

Product Description

Eastman™ n-Butanol (n-Butyl alcohol), a four carbon straight chain oxo alcohol, is a medium-boiling liquid that is useful as a chemical intermediate and as a solvent for ambient dry and baking coatings. It is widely used as an etherification alcohol in the manufacture of amino resins that are used as curing agents in baking and physical-drying finishes. Eastman™ n-Butanol is also a very effective latent solvent for cellulosic lacquers and ambient-cured enamels, reducing formulation viscosity and providing excellent flow and leveling during film formation.

Applications

  • Chemical Intermediate - Acrylates, Ester Solvents, Glycol Ethers, Plasticizers
  • Coatings - Automotive OEM
  • Coatings - Automotive Refinish
  • Coatings - Can and Coil
  • Coatings - General Industrial
  • Coatings - Industrial Maintenance and Marine
  • Coatings - Industrial Wood
  • Coatings - Misc. (Thinners and Purge Solvents)
  • Coatings - Transportation
  • Cosmetic and personal care
 

HQ (Hydroquinone)

HQ is a good general-purpose inhibitor, stabilizer, antioxidant, and intermediate. It is offered in photographic and USP grades. One of the major uses for hydroquinone is an intermediate to make other inhibitors, stabilizes, antioxidants, agricultural, and dyes.

Applications

  • Antioxidants (for nonfood fats and oils)
  • Inhibitors (for vinyl monomers, acrylic monomers, unsaturated polyesters, against peroxides in certain solvents)
  • Intermediates (for antioxidants and antiozonants, agricultural chemicals and dyes)
  • Stabilizers (against skinning in paints)
  • Depigmenting agents (for cosmetic creams)

TBHQ (tert-Butylhydroquinone)

An effective storage inhibitor for unsaturated polyesters and highly effective antioxidant for nonfood fats and oils and unstable organic solvents. It is also useful as a cook stabilizer for highly reactive unsaturated polyesters.

Applications

  • Antioxidants (for nonfood fats and oils)
  • Inhibitors (for vinyl monomers, unsaturated polyesters, and against peroxides in certain solvents)
  • Stabilizers (against UV in certain compounds)

THQ (Toluhydroquinone)

THQ is an inhibitor, antioxidant and intermediate. As an inhibitor, it is an extremely effective cook stabilizer for highly reactive unsaturated polyesters. It is useful as an antioxidant for oleates, linseed oil, and other nonfood fats and oils. As an intermediate, THQ enters into reactions that are similiar to, yet somewhat different form, those of HQ because the methyl group provides some shielding effect.

Applications

  • Antioxidants (for nonfood fats and oils)
  • Inhibitors (For unsaturated polyesters)
  • Stopping Agents (For Polymerization reactions)
  • Catalysts (For oxidation of mercaptans)