A colorless aromatic hydrocarbon liquid. Diethylbenzene has similar solvating properties to Toluene and Xylenes but it evaporates slower. Diethylbenzene has been used as a solvent for Acryloid B-72; when used as a consolidant, the slow drying properties of diethylbenzene allow the polymer greater penetration time (Welsh 1980).
Synonyms and Related Terms
Fire risk. Flammable. Flash point = 55 C.
Moderately toxic. Inhalation, ingestion and skin contact cause irritation and pain.
Soluble in ethanol, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, ether. Insoluble in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt.=134.2|
Resources and Citations
- E. Welsh, "A Consolidation Treatment for Powdery Matte Paint" in Preprints for AIC Meeting in SanFancisco, May 1980, p. 141-150.
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Conservation Materials Ltd., Catalog