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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ EEH Solvent

  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto refinish
  • Exterior architectural coatings
  • General industrial coatings
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Interior flat architectural coatings
  • Interior non-flat architectural coatings
  • Intermediates
  • Marine
  • Paints & coatings
  • Protective coatings
  • Wood coatings
Key Attributes
  • Efficient coalescent
  • Low surface tension
  • Low water solubility
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • REACH compliant
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Slow evaporation rate

Product Description

Eastman™ EEH Solvent (Ethylene Glycol 2-Ethylhexyl Ether) is primarily used in performance specialty coatings applications. It offers an excellent balance of performance properties when used as a coalescent in architectural and industrial maintenance coatings. Eastman™ EEH Solvent has low water miscibility, low surface tension, good hydrolytic stability, and high electrical resistance. In electrodeposition primers, Eastman™ EEH Solvent reduces volatilization from dip tanks and provides good flow and leveling of the coating in the baking oven. It is not a HAP or listed on SARA 313.

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

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid0.01 wt % max.
Autoignition Temperature227 °C (440 °F)
Boiling Point @ 760 mm Hg 
     Dry Point275 °C (527 °F)
     Initial226 °C (435 °F)
     Pt-Co10 max.
     Diethylene glycol 2-ethylhexyl ether15 wt %
     Ethylene glycol 2-ethylhexyl ether85 wt %
Electrical Resistance1.5 Megohms
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1)4034
     (n-butyl acetate = 1)0.003
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C0.00093
Explosive Limits 
     Lower, in air @ 121°C0.61 Vol %
     Upper, in air @ 174°C8.02 Vol %
Flash Point 
     Setaflash Closed Cup106 °C (222.8 °F)
Freezing Point<-100 °C (<-148 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding5.1
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 25°C7 cP (mPa·s)
Nitrocellulose SolubilityActive
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C1.4370
     in Water, @ 20°C<0.2 wt %
     Water in, @ 20°C5.1 wt %
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C0.892
Surface Tension 
     @ 20°C27.6 dynes/cm
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C0.003 kPa (0.02 mm Hg)
     @ 55°C0.06 kPa
Water0.1 wt % max.
     @ 20°C0.89 kg/L (7.42 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.

10/12/2020 5:07:22 PM