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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ DB Solvent

  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto plastics
  • Auto refinish
  • Automotive
  • Automotive parts & accessories
  • Brake fluids
  • Concrete
  • Fabric care
  • Flexographic printing inks
  • Formulators
  • Furniture
  • Graphic arts
  • Hard surface care
  • Industrial cleaners
  • Institutional cleaners
  • Janitorial & household cleaners
  • Lubricants
  • Marine
  • Paints & coatings
  • Process solvents
  • Protective coatings
  • Rubber modification
  • Soap/detergents
  • Textile
  • Wood coatings
Key Attributes
  • Efficient coalescent
  • Good coupling efficiency
  • Good solvent activity
  • High blush resistance
  • High dilution ratio
  • Inert - Food use with limitations
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Low surface tension
  • Low volatility/Low vapor pressure
  • Miscible with water and most organic liquids
  • REACH compliant
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Slow evaporation rate

Product Description

Eastman DB Solvent (Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether) improves the flow-out and gloss of baking enamels, is an effective coalescent in both architectural and industrial maintenance formulations, can be used in printing inks to increase dry times, and provides excellent coupling ability for the effective removal of contaminants in Industrial & Institutional and/or household cleaners. It is also used in coatings for solvent-sensitive plastic substrates. In textile dyeing formulations, Eastman™ DB Solvent promotes rapid, uniform penetration of the dyes.

The established LVP-VOC exemption criteria, applicable in some states, can be reviewed in California’s Consumer Product Regulation. Visit the California Air Resource Board website for regulatory information.

The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products, and in Food Use Pesticide Products with limitations, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, click here.

Typical Properties

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid 0.01 wt % max.
Assay 99.0 wt % min.
Autoignition TemperatureD 2155204 °C (400 °F)
Blush Resistance 
     @ 80°F (26.7°C) 85 % RH
Boiling Point @ 760 mm Hg 
     Dry Point 235 °C (455 °F)
     Initial 230 °C (441 °F)
     Pt-Co 10 max.
Critical Pressure  25.3 ATM
Critical Temperature 380.8 °C
Critical Volume 526 ml/g·mol
Dilution Ratio 
     Toluene 3.9
     VMP Naphtha 1.9
Electrical Resistance <0.3 Megohms
Empirical Formula C8H18O3
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1) 4034
     (n-butyl acetate = 1) 0.003
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C 0.00085
Explosive Limits in Air 
     Lower @ 135°C 0.85 Vol %
     Upper @ 199°C 24.6 Vol %
Fire Point 117 °C (242 °F)
Flash Point 
     Cleveland Open Cup 111 °C (232 °F)
Freezing Point -76 °C (-105 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding 10.6
     Nonpolar 15.9
     Polar 7.0
     Total 20.5
Heat of Combustion -1109 kcal/g·mol
Heat of Vaporization 12920 cal/g·mol
Liquid Heat Capacity 
     @ 54°C 80.62 cal/(g*mol)(°C)
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 25°C 4.7 cP (mPa·s)
Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) 2.7
Molecular Weight 162.23
Nitrocellulose Solubility Active
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C 1.4316
     in Water, @ 20°C Complete
     Water in, @ 20°C Complete
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C 0.955
Surface Tension 
     @ 20°C 30 dynes/cm
Vapor Density 
     (air = 1) 5.6
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C 0.02 mm Hg
     @ 55°C 0.04 kPa
     @ 20°C 0.96 kg/L (7.94 lb/gal)

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

10/12/2020 5:15:26 PM