Greenol is colorless liquid with a mild odor. It is insoluble in water. It has a flashpoint 248°F and a boiling point of 491°F, is exempted in California Proposition 65 and is considered a non-HAP solvent.
Greenol is most commonly used as Coalescing Agent in paints and coatings. It is used in dispersion paints for optimizing the film formation process of the polymeric binder particles. Most water-based paints and coatings use Greenol, it is one of the most commonly used chemicals in water-based coatings. It is absorbed by the emulsion particles, softening them and causes better fusion.
Greenol also provides scrub resistance, color development, package stability and freeze thaw stability. Other applications include baking enamels, coil coatings, cosmetics, floor polish, water-based inks, plasticizers, and wood preservatives.