Soluble in esters, ketones, alcohols, ethers, coal tar, petroleum hydrocarbons, and vegetable and mineral oils. Insoluble in water.
Solubility Parameters, 50% resin concentration: 7.0-11.1 in Class I solvents - weakly hydrogen-bonded; 7.4-12.0 in Class II solvents - moderately hydrogen-bonded; 9.5-12.7 in Class III solvents - strongly hydrogen-bonded.
Resins are prone to gradual oxidation, some more so than others. This could result in darkening and/or it could have an adverse effect on the solubility of the resin in organic solvents or on its compatibility with polymers. Accordingly, it is recommended that strict control of inventory be observed at all times, taking care that the oldest material is used first.
Shelf life: Abalyn™ D-E Methyl Ester of Rosin material will remain within product specification limits for a period of at least twelve months after shipment from Eastman's production facilities in the Netherlands, provided recommended storage conditions are observed. However, as we can neither anticipate the conditions under which the resin is processed, nor the end use applications for which it is used, we recommend that the material be tested upon receipt.