Thickening organic solvents is a difficult task. Standard cellulose ethers either do not work well or work only in very few organic solvents or in systems with high water content. The currently available thickeners for organic solvents have serious drawbacks such as severe limitations in regard to the appropriate solvents, poor performance and complicated processing.
As a solution to these problems SE Tylose has developed Tylose® PSO 810001, a methyl hydroxypropyl cellulose (MHPC) which acts as a thickener for a much broader range of organic solvents.
Tylose PSO 810001 performs exceedingly well in most polar organic solvents, organic solvent mixtures and organic solvent/water systems. Fields of application include paint strippers, adhesives and fuel pastes.
Appropriate solvents for Tylose® PSO 810001 – Some typical examples
Methanol Ethanol Propanol Isopropanol Octanol Butyl diglycol 1,3-Butanediol Glycerol Diethylene glycol
Acetone (propanone) 2-Butanone
DMF (Dimethyl formamide) NEP (N-Ethyl-2-pyrrolidone) NMP (N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone)
Dibasic Esters BDGA (2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethyl acetate)
DPM (Dipropylene glycol methyl ether) TPM (Tripropylene glycol methyl ether) THF (Tetrahydrofuran) 1,3-Dioxolane
Methylene chloride Chloroform (trichloromethane)
DMSO (Dimethyl sulfoxide) Pyridine