Databook of Solvents

Databook of Solvents

1st Edition - December 19, 2014

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  • Author: George Wypych
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781895198805

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Use of solvents is increasing in various applications, from cleaning to chemical manufacturing, and solvent selection has a major impact on the costs, health and safety and environmental considerations of any given project. Selecting the ideal solvent can improve economic, environmental and operational performance in processing. Based on the Solvents Database by George Wypych, the Databook of Solvents presents – for the first time – this information in book form for ease of reference. More than 300 of the most essential solvents are included, selected by expert George Wypych. Physical properties are included, as are health and safety considerations (such as carcinogenicity, reproduction/developmental toxicity, flammability) and first aid guidance. Emphasis is given in particular to cost-saving and more efficient replacements for more toxic solvents. Detailed information is also given for usage considerations, including outstanding properties, potential substitutes, features and benefits for each solvent and for which products the solvent is recommended.

Key Features

  • Includes more than 300 of the most essential solvents
  • Practical information for use in the lab and the field, including recommended processing methods, recommended dosages, and potential substitutes
  • Particular emphasis given to environmental considerations, enabling practitioners to find more efficient replacements for toxic solvents


Research and development personnel, production chemists and engineers, environmental engineers, environmental professionals, industrial hygienists, legislators, medical professionals, civil engineers, university professors, students

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction

    2 Information on the data fields

    3 Solvents

    3.1 Acids

    3.2 Agriculture-based solvents

    3.3 Alcohols

    3.4 Aldehydes

    3.5 Aliphatic hydrocarbons

    3.6 Amines

    3.7 Aromatic hydrocarbons

    3.8 Chlorine-containing solvents

    3.9 Esters

    3.10 Ethers

    3.11 Glycol ethers

    3.12 Hydrofluorocarbons

    3.13 Ionic liquids

    3.14 Ketones

    3.15 Miscellaneous

    3.16 Phenols

    3.17 Polyhydric alcohols

    3.18 Sulfur-containing organic solvents

    3.19 Supercritical fluids

    3.20 Terpenes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © ChemTec Publishing 2014
  • Published: December 19, 2014
  • Imprint: ChemTec Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781895198805

About the Author

George Wypych

George Wypych has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. His professional expertise includes both university teaching (full professor) and research and development. He has published 18 books, 47 scientific papers, and he has obtained 16 patents. He specializes in polymer additives, polymer processing and formulation, material durability and the development of sealants and coatings.

Affiliations and Expertise

ChemTec Publishing, Ontario, Canada

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