Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol (MIBC)

Chemical synonyms: 4-Methyl-2-Pentanol; MIBC; Isobutyl Methyl Carbinol


  • Diesel imed
  • Gasoline intermediates
  • Industrial fuel imeds
  • Mining

Key attributes

  • Coupling Solvent for waterborne coatings
  • Latent solvent for coatings and inks
  • Non HAP Solvent
  • Slightly soluble in water and miscible in most organic solvents

Product description

Eastman MIBC (Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol - 4-methyl-2-pentanol) is a colorless chemical compound primarily used in lube oil applications (as a chemical intermediate in manufacture of zinc dialkyldithiophosphate) and mining operations (as a flotation frother). It is also so used in smaller volumes as a coating solvent (in nitrocellulose and hot spray lacquers).

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  • Asia Pacific

  • Europe, Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

  • North America

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