Mesityl oxide

chemical structure of MO

Mesityl oxide (MO) is a α-unsaturated ketone. It is mainly used in fine chemistry in the synthesis of vitamins, flavour and fragrances.


It is also an intermediate in the synthesis of MIBK, MIBC and DIBK. MO can be a used as a solvent in inks, coating or agrochemicals.

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Diacetone alcohol

Arkema diacetone alcohol or DAA is an oxygenated solvent derived from acetone which has two alcohol and ketone functions. It has a high purity. It is colourless and odourless and has a low evaporation rate. Diacetone alcohol is mainly used in paints and coatings (coil coatings, wood varnishes, architectural coatings…). It is a good solvent for organic peroxides. It can also be used for the treatment of textiles and leather, in chemical synthesis or as a cleaning solvent.

Hexylene Glycol

Hexylene Glycol or HG is an oxygenated solvent derived from acetone which has two alcohol functions. It has a low evaporation rate and it is completely miscible with water. It is mainly used as a solvent or coupling agent. It is a potential substitute for glycol ethers. It is also an effective shrinkage reduction admixture or SRA for concrete and mortar. Hexylene glycol can also be used as a building block in chemical synthesis. Hexylene glycol is a key solvent in many markets such as paints & coatings, metal working fluids, detergency, cosmetics & fragrances, textiles & leather.


MIBK (Methylisobutylketone) is a stable, medium evaporating liquid and compatible with many organic materials, which makes it a good industrial solvent. MIBK can also be used in order to extract, separate and purify various products. It is used in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical industries, in fine chemistry… It is also commonly used as a solvent in paints, lacquers, varnishes and adhesives. An other major use for MIBK is as a chemical intermediate in the synthesis of a rubber anti-ozonant additive in tyres.


Trimethylcyclohexanone (TMCHONE) is a high-boiling solvent which has limited miscibility with water but is infinitely miscible with most of the organic solvents. Arkema Trimethylcyclohexanone is an excellent solvent in a wide variety of markets: paints and coatings, agrochemistry, textile & leather, fine chemistry, construction, automotive... Arkema Trimethylcyclohexanone can be used as solvent, co-solvent, flow-control agent, plasticizer, thinner, or starting material for chemical syntheses, etc.

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