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.
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