ElectroGreen™-Toluene Substitute for Electronics

ElectroGreen™ is a biotechnology-derived renewable resource alternative to petroleum-based synthetic chemicals. Merck is dedicated to providing users with Greener Alternative Products that conform to one or more of The 12 Principles of Greener Chemistry. This product is environmentally friendly, with an emphasis on sustainability.

ElectroGreen™ blends are bio-based (corn/beet-derived) safer alternatives to synthetic fossil-based solvents, with specifications customized for electronics and energy applications.

ElectroGreen™-Toluene Substitute for Electronics

Image Credit: Merck KGaA

ElectroGreen™-Toluene Substitute for Electronics

Image Credit: Merck KGaA

Properties

Source: Merck KGaA 

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Description Relative Evaporation rate: 2.57
Hansen Solubility Parameters: SPd = 7.7; SPp = 2.8; SPh = 6.
Quality level 200
Greener alternative
product characteristics
Design for Energy Efficiency
Use of Renewable Feedstocks
Learn more about the Principles of Green Chemistry.
Impurities ≤0.05 wt. % acidity (as lactic acid)
≤0.2 wt. % water (Karl Fischer)
Viscosity 0.79-1.01 cP (20 °C)
Density 0.965 at 25 °C (specific gravity)
Greener alternative category Enabling

 

Application

Toluene is utilized as a cleaning solvent in the electronics industry as well as in ink formulations. The toluene substitute is a bio-based blend that can be used in place of toluene. Ink formulators are minimizing their use of harmful petroleum solvents by using the toluene substitute.

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