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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Texanol™ Ester Alcohol

  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto refinish
  • Automotive
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Exterior architectural coatings
  • General industrial coatings
  • Interior flat architectural coatings
  • Interior non-flat architectural coatings
  • Lithographic printing inks
  • Paints & coatings
  • Polymer modification
  • Process additives
  • Protective coatings
  • Road markings
  • Wood coatings
Key Attributes
  • Ease of addition to latex paints
  • Efficient coalescent
  • Excellent hydrolytic stability
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Low flammability rating
  • Low freezing point
  • Low water solubility
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • Not classified as a VOC per China State Environmental Protection Agency
  • Not classified as a VOC per European Union Directive 2004/42/EC
  • Not classified as a VOC per European Union Solvent Emissions Directive
  • REACH compliant
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Recognized by China with "Green Label II" certificate (low toxicity, non-VOC and environmental friendly biodegradable product)

Product Description

Eastman Texanol™ ester alcohol is the premier coalescent for latex paints. It performs well in all types of latex paints in a variety of weather conditions, and over substrates with different levels of porosity. Texanol provides the highest level of film integrity at low levels of coalescent, enhancing the performance properties of the paint including low temperature coalescence, touch-up, scrub resistance, washability, color development, thermal flexibility, and resistance to mudcracking. Eastman Texanol ester alcohol also enhances thickening efficiency when used with associative thickeners.

Texanol also works well in a variety of other applications. It is an ideal choice as a retarder solvent for use in coil coatings and high-bake enamels. Its unique balance of properties also makes it useful for a variety of chemical specialty applications such as ore flotation / frothing, oil-drilling muds, wood preservative carriers, and floor polishes.

With a boiling point of 254°C, (vapor pressure 0.01 kPa @ 20°C), Texanol is not classified as a VOC according to European Union Decopaint Directive 2004/42/EC (commonly referred to as the Decopaint Directive),European Union Solvent Emissions Directive),and the China State Environmental Protection agency. Due to its non-VOC status, low toxicity, and biodegradability, Eastman Texanol ester alcohol has been awarded Green Label Type II certificate in China by the China Environmental United Certification Co. Ltd. (CEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the State Environmental Protection Administration of China (SEPA).

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

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid0.05 wt % max.
Assay98.5 wt % min.
Autoignition Temperature393 °C (739 °F)
Boiling Point 
     @ 760 mm Hg254 °C (489.2 °F)
     Pt-Co10 max.
Critical Pressure 19.9 ATM
Critical Temperature391.9 °C
Critical Volume718.6 ml/g·mol
Electrical Resistance>20 Megohms
Empirical FormulaC12H24O3
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1)6051
     (n-butyl acetate = 1)0.002
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C0.001
Flash Point 
     Cleveland Open Cup120 °C (248 °F)
Freezing Point-50 °C (-58 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding9.8
Heat of Combustion-1607.7 kcal/g·mol
Heat of Vaporization15196 cal/g·mol
Liquid Heat Capacity 
     @ 25°C110.74 cal/(g*mol)(°C)
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 20°C13.5 cP (mPa·s)
Molecular Weight216.3
Nitrocellulose SolubilityActive
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C1.4423
     in Water, @ 20°C0.1 %
     Water in, @ 20°C3.0 %
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C0.95
Surface Tension 
     @ 20°C28.9 dynes/cm
Vapor Density 
     (air = 1)7.5
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C0.0013 kPa (0.01 mm Hg)
     @ 25°C0.00173 kPa
     @ 55°C0.033 kPa
     @ 20°C0.95 kg/L (7.9 lb/gal)

Technical Disclaimer
The maximum impurity level of 2,2,4 trimethyl-1,3 pentanediol diisobutyrate (CAS No. 6846-50-0)in Texanol ester alcohol is <0.8%.

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.

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