Oxygenated solvents

Product range

Arkema oxygenated solvents are acetone derivatives widely used in many applications such as cosmetics, aromas and fragrances, agrochemicals, cleaning products, paints and coatings.


They can be used for chemical synthesis or as diluents, coupling agents or other functional additives in various types of formulations.


Arkema oxygenated solvents can also be used as technical additives for concrete or mining, for flotation.


They are valued for their high solvent power and their low toxicity. They can especially replace glycol ethers or chlorinated solvents.

Products in this range

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.

Geographic availability



  • Automotive and transportation
    • Lubricants
  • Building and construction
    • Concrete
  • Chemical and plastics industry
    • Fine chemistry
    • Lubricants
  • Consumer goods
    • Cosmetics
    • Detergency
    • Fragrances
    • Lubricants
    • Pharmaceutical
  • Food industry and agrochemicals
    • Agrochemicals
    • Fragrances
  • General industry
    • Lubricants
    • Mining
    • Pharmaceuticals
  • Paint, coatings and adhesives
    • Architectural coatings
    • Coil coating
    • Paint
    • Wood coating and vernishes


  • Building block
  • Coupling agent
  • Flotation frother
  • Shrinkage reduction admixture
  • Solvents

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