Butyl DiGlycol Acetate

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Butyl di glycol acetate (also known as BDGA, diethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate, butyl diethoxol acetate, and butyl diglycol) is a clear, colourless liquid which has a faint, mild odour and the formula C10H20O4. It is slightly soluble in water and is miscible with organic solvents.

Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and Appearance : Colorless liquid
Odor : Mild, Not unpleasant odor
Molecular Weight: 204.2634 [g/mol]
Color: colorless
Boiling Point(˚C): 245 deg C
Flash point: 241 DEG F (116 DEG C) (OPEN CUP)
Melting Point: -32 deg C
Specific Gravity: 0.985 g/cu cm at 20 deg C
Vapor Pressure : 0.04 mm Hg at 20 deg C
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff : log Kow = 1.30 (est)
Dispersion Properties: 1.4262 at 20 deg C/D
Solubility: Very soluble in acetone, ethyl ether, ethanol Miscible with most organic liquids. In water, 3.10X10+4 mg/L at 25 deg C In water, 65,000 mg/L at 20 deg C
Purity (wt %): 98%
Percent in saturated air: less than 0.002 at 25 deg C (approx)
Henry's Law constant : 1.65X10-7 atm-cu m/mol at 25 deg C (est)
Hydroxyl radical reaction rate constant: 3.52X10-11 cu cm/molec-sec at 25 deg C (est)

1. Butyl diglycol acetate serves as a high-boiling solvent, leveling agent and coalescent in paints and lacquers. It widely used for the production of the printing inks

2. Butyl diglycol acetate serves as Dyes in wood stains and furniture polishes , Ballpoint pastes

3. Butyl diglycol acetate is also a component in cleaners and Small amounts of it (1 – 2% generally suffices) can lower the initial viscosity of pvc plasisol to facilitate processing