Eastman

Product Description

Eastman™ Isobutanol (isobutyl alcohol) is a medium boiling, slow evaporating, colorless liquid that is useful in organic synthesis, as a chemical intermediate and as a solvent in coating applications. Isobutanol is similar in properties to n-butyl alcohol and may be used as a supplement or replacement for it in many applications. As a latent solvent in lacquers and ambient-cured enamels, isobutanol is effective in reducing the viscosities of many formulations while simultaneously promoting flow and leveling. It is also used as an etherification alcohol in the manufacture of amino resins that are used as curing agents in baking and physical-drying finishes.

The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products, and in Food Use Pesticide Products with limitations, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, click here.

Applications/Uses

  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto oem
  • Auto plastics
  • Auto refinish
  • Furniture
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Hard surface care
  • Industrial fuel imeds
  • Packaging components non food contact
  • Paints & coatings
  • Process solvents
  • Protective coatings
  • Water treatment industrial
  • Wood coatings

Key Attributes

  • Excellent reactivity as an intermediate
  • Improves flow and gloss in cellulose lacquers and amino baking finishes
  • Inert - Food use with limitations
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Latent solvent in cellulose lacquers
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • Readily Biodegradable
  • Slow evaporation rate

Regulatory Information and Data Sheets

Product Availability

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  • Latin America
  • North America

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