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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ EB 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
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Slow evaporation rate
  • Urethane grade

Product Description

Eastman™ EB Acetate (Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether Acetate) is a high boiling glycol ether-ester. Its slow evaporation rate provides excellent flow and leveling in high-bake coatings as well as air-dry systems such as epoxy coatings. It has limited water miscibility. It is supplied as a urethane grade solvent.

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

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid 0.01 wt % max.
Assay 99.0 wt % min.
Autoignition TemperatureD 2155340 °C (645 °F)
     BP 98.8 °C (209.8 °F)
     Wt % Water 71.9 wt %
Boiling Point @ 760 mm Hg 
     Dry Point 194 °C (381 °F)
     Initial 186 °C (367 °F)
Blush Resistance 
     @ 80°F (26.7°C) 95 % RH
     Pt-Co 15 max.
Critical Pressure  24.5 ATM
Critical Temperature 361.7 °C
Critical Volume 539.1 ml/g·mol
Dilution Ratio 
     Toluene 1.8
     VMP Naphtha 1.2
Electrical Resistance >20 Megohms
Empirical Formula C8H16O3
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1) 403.4
     (n-butyl acetate = 1) 0.03
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C 0.00104
Explosive Limits in Air 
     Lower @ 93°C 0.88 Vol %
     Upper @ 135°C 8.54 Vol %
Fire Point 82 °C (180 °F)
Flash Point 
     Tag Closed Cup 71 °C (160 °F)
     Tag Open Cup 81 °C (177 °F)
Freezing Point -64 °C (-83 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding 8.8
     Nonpolar 15.3
     Polar 4.5
     Total 18.2
Heat of Combustion -1044.8 kcal/g·mol
Heat of Vaporization 11371 cal/g·mol
Liquid Heat Capacity 
     @ 25°C 75 cal/(g*mol)(°C)
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 20°C 1.8 cP (mPa·s)
Molecular Weight 160.21
Nitrocellulose Solubility Active
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C 1.4142
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C 0.941
     in Water, @ 20°C 1.1 wt %
     Water in, @ 20°C 1.6 wt %
Surface Tension 
     @ 20°C 30.3 dynes/cm
Vapor Density 
     (air = 1) 5.5
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C 0.29 mm Hg
     @ 55°C 0.77 kPa
     @ 20°C 0.94 kg/L (7.84 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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