This product is a widely used industrial solvent that is virtually odorless and has minimal acute and chronic toxicity. Exxon Isopar L delivers narrow boiling ranges for consistent as well as predictable drying rates and easier recovery and recycling. Exxon Isopar L is fully compatible with metals and is compatible with polymeric materials that won’t damage most plastics and elastomers. Exxon Isopar L has high OELs (Occupational Exposure Limits) for safer operations and lower exposure risks compared to conventional solvents. It also gives you the choice of boiling ranges and flashpoints to create a tailored cleaning solution in a wide range of evaporation rates.

Benefits

  • Virtually odorless
  • Low surface tension ensures that fluid gets to areas that other fluids cannot reach
  • Compatible with metals and polymeric materials that won’t damage most plastics and elastomers
  • Narrow boiling ranges for consistent and predictable drying rates and easier recovery and recycling
  • High product consistency and chemical stability for dependable performance after repeated use and recycling

Applications

Use Exxon Isopar L as an industrial solvent to:

  • Cleaning (dry cleaning and industrial cleaning)
  • Coating (aluminum paste, decorative coating, mold release agent)
  • Extraction process (oilfield and refinery chemicals, fuel additives)
  • Cleaner and polisher (lap oil, liquid vaporizer, portable heater)
  • Metalworking (rust preventive, forming fluid, evaporative oil)
  • Printing (blanket wash, liquid toner)

Physical Properties 

Typical physical properties are listed in the table below. Actual properties may vary from lot to lot.

Typical Properties Typical Method Typical Value
Appearance Clear, Colorless Liquid
Boiling Point ASTM D 86 190 – 208 °C (374 – 406 ° F)
Flash Point 62° C (144 °F)
Relative Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate = 1) 0.03
Flammability Limits  LEL: 0.7

UEL: 6.0

Vapor Pressure 0.04 kPa (0.3 mmHg) at 20 ° C
Vapor Density (Air = 1) 5.6 at 101 kPa
Relative Density (at 15 ° C) 0.77 [with respect to water]
Specific gravity/density 760 kg/m^3 (6.34 lbs/gal, 0.76 kg/dm3)
Solubility Negligible
Log Pow >4
Auto-ignition temperature 332 ° C (630 ° F)
Decomposition temperature No data available
Viscosity 1.6 cSt (1.6mm^2/s at (40 ° C | 2.3 cSt (2.3 mm^2/s at (20 ° C)

 

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