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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ MIBC

Chemical Synonym
  • 4-Methyl-2-Pentanol; MIBC; Isobutyl Methyl Carbinol
  • Diesel imed
  • Gasoline intermediates
  • Industrial fuel imeds
  • Mining
Key Attributes
  • Coupling Solvent for waterborne coatings
  • Latent solvent for coatings and inks
  • Non HAP Solvent
  • Slightly soluble in water and miscible in most organic solvents

Product Description
Eastman MIBC (Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol - 4-methyl-2-pentanol) is a colorless chemical compound primarily used in lube oil applications (as a chemical intermediate in manufacture of zinc dialkyldithiophosphate) and mining operations (as a flotation frother). It is also so used in smaller volumes as a coating solvent (in nitrocellulose and hot spray lacquers).

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Solubility in Water1.7 g/L
Flash Pointa38.9 C (102 F)
General Properties
Specific Gravity @ 25°C0.807
Vapor Pressure3.7 @ 20 C
Boiling Point @ 760 mm Hg131.7 C (269.1 F)
Wt/Vol0.81 kg/L (6.72 lb/gal F)
Assay98.0 wt % min.
Molecular Weight102.11
Thermal Properties
Evaporation Rate0.44

aSeta Flash Closed Cup

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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