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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ DB Acetate

  • Auto OEM
  • Auto refinish
  • Commerical printing inks
  • General industrial coatings
  • Paints & coatings
  • Process solvents
Key Attributes
  • Efficient coalescent
  • Excellent solvent activity
  • High blush resistance
  • High electrical resistance
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Slow evaporation rate

Product Description
Eastman™ DB Acetate (Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether Acetate) is a high boiling glycol ether ester widely used in printing inks, high-bake enamels, and as a coalescing aid in low pH latex paints. Eastman™ DB Acetate is especially useful in screen inks and as a retarder solvent in coil coatings. It has application as a selective solvent in the separation of alcohols and ketones by distillation.

Typical Properties

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid 0.03 wt % max.
Assay 99.25 wt % min.
Autoignition TemperatureE 659249 °C (480 °F)
     BP 99.8 °C (211.6 °F)
     Wt % Water 92 wt %
Blush Resistance 
     @ 80°F (26.7°C) 96 % RH
Boiling Point @ 760 mm Hg 
     Dry Point 250 °C (482 °F)
     Initial 235 °C (455 °F)
     Pt-Co 15 max.
Critical Pressure  20.3 ATM
Critical Temperature 407.6 °C
Critical Volume 676.3 ml/g·mol
Dilution Ratio 
     Toluene 1.8
     VMP Naphtha 0.9
Electrical Resistance >20 Megohms
Empirical Formula C10H20O4
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1) 6051
     (n-butyl acetate = 1) 0.002
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C 0.001
Fire Point 128 °C (262 °F)
Flammability Limits in Air, % by Volume 
     Lower @ 135°C 0.8 Vol %
     Upper @ 203°C 10.7 Vol %
Flash Point 
     Cleveland Open Cup 105 °C (221 °F)
     Tag Closed Cup 105 °C (221 °F)
Freezing Point -32 °C (-26 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding 4
     Nonpolar 7.8
     Polar 2
     Total 9
Heat of Combustion -1306 kcal/g·mol
Heat of Vaporization 14020 cal/g·mol
Liquid Heat Capacity 
     @ 57°C 68.12 cal/(g*mol)(°C)
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 25°C 3.2 cP (mPa·s)
Molecular Weight 204.27
Nitrocellulose Solubility Active
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C 1.43
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C 0.98
     in Water, @ 20°C 6.5 wt %
     Water in, @ 20°C 3.7 wt %
Surface Tension 
     @ 20°C 30 dynes/cm
Vapor Density 
     (air = 1) 7
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C 0.04 mm Hg
     @ 55°C 0.02 kPa
     @ 20°C 0.98 kg/L (8.16 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.

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