Databook of Solvents - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781895198805, 9781895198669

Databook of Solvents

1st Edition

Authors: Anna Wypych George Wypych
eBook ISBN: 9781895198669
Hardcover ISBN: 9781895198805
Imprint: ChemTec Publishing
Published Date: 29th December 2014
Page Count: 260
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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


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About the Author

Anna Wypych

Anna Wypych studied chemical engineering and polymer chemistry and obtained an M.Sc in chemical engineering. Her professional expertise includes both teaching and research & development. She specializes in polymer additives for PVC and other polymers, and evaluates their effect on health and environment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chemtec Publishing, Toronto, Canada

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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