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  • ISOBUTANOL is a clear, mobile, neutral liquidwith a characteristic odor. It is miscible with all common solvents, e.g.,alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, ethers,glycols, and aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons, but is only sparingly soluble in water.
Application areas:
  • A large part of the ISOBUTANOL produced is converted into derivatives (primarily esters) for use as solvents in the coatings industry.
  • ISOBUTANOL is an eminently suitable solvent for acid-curabl e lacquers and baking finishes derived from urea, melamine, or phenolic resins. When added even in small proportions to alkyd resin paints, ISOBUTANOL reduces the viscosity, and thus improves the brushability and flow. Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) is an established plasticizer for plastics, dispersions and rubber mixes.Other isobutyl esters of dicarboxylic acids, e.g., adipic, azelaic and sebacic acids, display good properties in this application, but economic considerations preclude their use.
  • The  applications in whichISOBUTANOLcan  be used as solvent for printing inks;solubilizer in the textile industry; extractant in the production of drugs and natural substances such as antibiotics, hormones, vitamins, alkaloids and camphor; additive in polishes and cleaners, e.g., floor cleaners and stain removers; dehydrating agent (entrainer in feedstock in azeotropic distillation);feedstock in the production of glycol ethers (in reactions with ethylene or propylene oxide); feedstock for the production of isobutyl acrylate, which is used in dispersions; feedstock in the production of flotation aids, e.g., isobutyl xanthate; starting material for the production of wear inhibitors and anticorrosion additives in engine oils e.g., zinc diisobutyl dithiophosphate;antiicing additive in gasoline; mobile phase in paper  and thin-layer chromatography and  humectant for cellulose nitrate.
Storage conditions:
  • ISOBUTANOL can be stored in tanks of normal carbon steel. In this case,however, steps must be taken to exclude moisture from the atmosphere, as otherwise the product quality may be impaired (increase in moisture content;and discoloration by rust in steel tanks).
  • ISOBUTANOL can corrode aluminium at temperatures above 60°C.Consequently, it should never be stored, except at low temperatures, in tanks constructed from aluminium and its alloys.
  • If severe demands are imposed on the quality of the ISOBUTANOL, we recommend that it be stored in stainless steel tanks. Drums containing the product should be kept tightly closed in a well-ventilated place.
  • Bulk or in 220 Lit (net: 175 Kg) new drums, each 4 drums strapped on a pallet