TMO – replacement to hydrocarbon solvents such as toluene
TMO (2,2,5,5-tetramethyloxolane) is a non-peroxide forming ether solvent that can replace common hydrocarbon solvents such as toluene. TMO demonstrates the ability to produce high molecular weight radical-initiated polymers for use as pressure-sensitive adhesives. TMO is suitable for a wide range of applications including coating industry, reaction media and liquid-liquid extractions.
- Non-polar solvent (VNP)
- Easy to remove – low boiling point
- Performs like traditional hydrocarbon solvents
- Low production cost
- Melting point: <-90ºC
- Boiling point: 112ºC
- Autoignition temperature: 417ºC
- Density 0.802 g/ml
- Log Kow: 2.40
- Immiscible with water
Hazardous solvents such as hexane, toluene and cyclohexane.