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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ DE Acetate

  • Auto OEM
  • Auto refinish
  • Commerical printing inks
  • General industrial coatings
  • Paints & coatings
Key Attributes
  • Efficient coalescent
  • Excellent solvent activity
  • High blush resistance
  • High electrical resistance
  • Predicted to be readily biodegradable*
  • Slow evaporation rate
  • Urethane grade

Product Description
Eastman™ DE Acetate (Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether Acetate) is a colorless liquid, soluble in water and miscible in most organic solvents. It is used primarily as a coalescing aid in latex paints and as a solvent in printing inks. It is supplied as a urethane grade solvent.

*Modeled using The Estimation Programs Interface (EPI) Suite™ (EPA), BIOWIN v4.10 module

Typical Properties

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid 0.02 wt % max.
Assay 99.0 wt % min.
Autoignition TemperatureE 659266 °C (511 °F)
     BP 99.2 °C (210.6 °F)
     Wt % Water 92 wt %
Blush Resistance 
     @ 80°F (26.7°C) 92 % RH
Boiling Point @ 760 mm Hg 
     Dry Point 221 °C (430 °F)
     Initial 214 °C (417 °F)
     Pt-Co 10 max.
Critical Pressure  23.9 ATM
Critical Temperature 386.8 °C
Critical Volume 565 ml/g·mol
Dilution Ratio 
     Toluene 2.2
     VMP Naphtha 0.6
Electrical Resistance 3 Megohms
Empirical Formula C8H16O4
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1) 1512.7
     (n-butyl acetate = 1) 0.008
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C 0.00106
Explosive Limits in Air 
     Lower @ 135°C 1 Vol %
     Upper @ 185°C 19.4 Vol %
Flash Point 
     Setaflash Closed Cup 96 °C (205 °F)
Freezing Point -25 °C (-13 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding 9.2
     Nonpolar 16.2
     Polar 5.1
     Total 19.2
Heat of Combustion -1013 kcal/g·mol
Heat of Vaporization 11330 cal/g·mol
Liquid Heat Capacity 
     @ 25°C 82.1 cal/(g*mol)(°C)
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 20°C 2.8 cP (mPa·s)
Molecular Weight 176.21
Nitrocellulose Solubility Active
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C 1.42
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C 1.012
     in Water, @ 20°C Complete
     Water in, @ 20°C Complete
Surface Tension 
     @ 25°C 31.7 dynes/cm
Vapor Density 
     (air = 1) 6.1
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C 0.05 mm Hg
     @ 55°C 0.16 kPa
Water 0.1 wt % max.
     @ 20°C 1.01 kg/L (8.42 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.

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