Chemical synonyms:

   Ethyl Pyrrolidinone; 1-Ethyl-2-pyrrolidine; Ethyl Pyrrolidone; NEP

Product description

N-Ethylpyrrolidone (NEP) is a clear, almost colorless liquid.It can be used for the following applications:

Ethylpyrrolidone can be used as solvent in photoresist stripper formulations.

Ethylpyrrolidone can be used in electrolyte formulations for electrolytic capacitors.

Cryogenic applications
Due to its low freezing point, ethylpyrrolidone is used as solvent in cryogenic reaction conditions.

Ethylpyrrolidone can be used as raw material for the production of several antipsychotics and antibiotics.
Solvent for diclofenac in topical formulations, solvent in acne remedies.
Transdermal transport enhancer.

Lithographic printing
Ethylpyrrolidone can be used in dampening water for lithographic printing plates.

Jet printing ink
Ethylpyrrolidone is used in the formulation of jet printing ink.

Liquid cleaning composition.
Solvent for radical polymerisation inhibitor.
Composition of detergent for liquid crystal cell.


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