Types of Organic Solvents
Methyl acetate is a methyl acetate with a good adhesive-like smell, strong solvent, transparent, colorless and flammable. Soluble in organic solvents and relatively soluble in water. Methyl acetate with low toxicity is easily reversible to the environment and is not a component of air pollutants.
- It solves a wide range of resins, including cellulose acetate, polyvinyl acetate, fatty and petroleum oils.
- Methyl acetate is used in the production of instant thinners instead of acetone, hardeners, heels, viscosity reducers in lacquers, as well as in the perfume and organic dyes industry.
Butyl acetate is used in the production of washing thinners, essential oils, perfumes, stains, synthetic leather, lacquers as well as solvents for natural gums and synthetic resins.
- Can be mixed with alcohol, acetone, chloroform and ether.
- Ethyl acetate is a cellulose nitrate solvent that is used in the manufacture of products such as synthetic leather, compound varnish, photographic films, extraction of oils, fats and antibiotics.
- It is useful in the recovery of acetic acid from dilute aqueous solutions and is a good solvent for acrylate polymerization.