What is a High-Purity Solvent?

04/03/2018

High-purity solvents are synthetically-distilled organic chemicals with broad industrial applications. They are crucial for the synthesis of complex Grignard reactions in laboratory conditions and are fundamentally important for improving agrochemical and pharmaceutical manufacture. Yet high-purity solvents are also integral to the production of various commercial products, including perfume.

Jayhawk offers one such high-purity solvent, NBE (n-Butyl Ether), on a made-to-order or made-to-demand basis, and its manufacture leverages our historical competency in fine custom chemistry.

Jayhawk’s NBE is a volatile, TSCA-listed high-purity solvent that is colorless with a pungent odor. It has a maximum APHA color of 10 and water content of 200 ppm, resulting in a highly-distilled purity of minimum 99.3%. It has a boiling point of 142°C, allowing increased reaction temperatures and safer handling of reagents.

NBE is widely used in Grignard reactions for the formation of precursors to active ingredients for both pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. NBE also acts as a biochemical solvent for organic acids and alkaloids, as well as fats and natural oils. It also serves as a vehicle for catalysis and for sophisticated coating applications

NBE is available from Jayhawk in several grades including standard, low alcohol, low water and low peroxide.

High-Purity Solvents from Jayhawk

Jayhawk has been manufacturing custom fine chemicals since 1941, providing highly-specialized products to agrochemical and industrial customers around the world.

We offer manufacturing solutions tailored to your specifications, with flexible unit operations and a broad range of on-site technologies. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like more information about our processes or our products.