Click for PDF
Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ DB Solvent, Stabilized

  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto refinish
  • Brake fluids
  • Commerical printing inks
  • General industrial coatings
  • Marine
  • Paints & coatings
  • 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, Stabilized is a high boiling glycol ether used in baking enamels to promote increased flow-out and leveling in paint films. It is also used in printing inks when very slow drying is desired. In textile dyeing, it promotes rapid, uniform penetration of dyes. This solvent is used as a coalescent in architectural paints, industrial latex paints, and as an organosol dispersant. Eastman™ DB Solvent, Stabilized contains BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) antioxidant.

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)
Boiling Point @ 760 mm Hg 
     Dry Point 235 °C (455 °F)
     Initial 230 °C (441 °F)
     Pt-Co 10 max.
Dilution Ratio 
     Toluene 3.9
     VMP Naphtha 1.9
Empirical Formula C8H18O3
Evaporation Rate 
     (n-butyl acetate = 1) 0.003
Fire Point 117 °C (242 °F)
Flammability Limits in Air, % by Volume 
     Lower @ 135°C 0.85 Vol %
     Upper @ 199°C 24.6 Vol %
Flash Point 
     Cleveland Open Cup 111 °C (232 °F)
Freezing Point -76 °C (-105 °F)
Molecular Weight 162.23
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C 1.4316
     in Water, @ 20°C Complete
     Water in, @ 20°C Complete
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C 0.955
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C 0.02 mm Hg
     @ 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.

4/3/2018 3:40:08 PM