MNL51

    Chapter 11: Distillation and Vapor Pressure Data of Solvents

    Published: Jan 2008

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    Abstract

    THE TERM “SOLVENT” REFERS TO A SUBSTANCE, usually a liquid, which is able to dissolve or disperse a particular substance or ingredient. Solvents are used in numerous industrial, commercial, and consumer products. Specifications for solvents and chemical intermediates (a substance with a distinct molecular composition that is produced or consumed in a chemical process) invariably include volatility parameters such as initial and final boiling points as well as boiling point range. In this chapter, solvent volatility properties and how they relate to evaporation rate will be covered.


    Author Information:

    Montemayor, Rey G.
    Chief Chemist, Imperial Oil Ltd., Sarnia, Ontario

    Young, John W.
    Technical Specialist, Basic Chemicals Intermediates Technology, Sarnia, Ontario


    Paper ID: MNL11431M

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.08

    DOI: 10.1520/MNL11431M


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    ISBN10: 0-8031-6227-8
    ISBN13: 978-0-8031-6227-3