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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ C-11 Ketone

  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto refinish
  • Electronic chemicals
  • General industrial coatings
  • Intermediates
  • Marine
  • Paints & coatings
  • Process solvents
  • Protective coatings
  • Wood coatings
Key Attributes
  • Good solvent activity
  • Low density
  • Low surface tension
  • Low water miscibility
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • REACH compliant
  • Readily biodegradable*
  • Slow evaporation rate

Product Description
Eastman™ C-11 Ketone is a low-cost, slow-evaporating, low-density mixture of ketone solvents. It is useful as a retarder solvent for primers, coil coatings, maintenance coatings and high-solids enamels. In these coatings, C-11 Ketone improves gloss and leveling, reduces orange peel, minimizes solvent popping, and helps reduce the VOC content. In many coatings, it can be used alone or blended with other solvents to replace isophorone and dibasic esters.

Eastman™ C-11 Ketone has good solvency for a wide range of resins including nitrocellulose, alkyds, polyesters, acrylics, epoxies, and some vinyl chloride/vinyl acetate copolymers. Compared with other solvents in the same evaporation range, Eastman™ C-11 Ketone often offers an economic advantage.

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

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid0.10 wt % max.
Autoignition Temperature238 °C (460 °F)
Blush Resistance 
     @ 80°F (26.7°C)96 % RH
Boiling Point @ 760 mm Hg 
     Dry Point240 °C (464 °F)
     Initial200 °C (392 °F)
     Pt-Co75 max.
Dilution Ratio 
     VMP Naphtha1
Electrical Resistance1.5 Megohms
Empirical FormulaMixture
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1)605.1
     (n-butyl acetate = 1)0.02
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C0.00099
Flash Point 
     Setaflash Closed Cup84 °C (184 °F)
Freezing Point-12 °C (11 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding4.1
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 25°C2.1 cP (mPa·s)
Nitrocellulose SolubilityActive
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C1.4355
     in Water, @ 20°C0.2 wt %
     Water in, @ 20°C0.9 wt %
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C0.84
Surface Tension 
     @ 24°C27.5 dynes/cm
Vapor Density 
     (air = 1)4
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 55°C0.17 kPa
     @ 20°C0.84 kg/L (7.02 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.

10/7/2020 11:07:29 AM