Tyzor® TnBT, tetra-n-butyl titanate

Tyzor® TnBT is a highly reactive alkoxy titanate that is commonly used as a Lewis acid catalyst in esterification, condensation, and addition reactions.
Product Overview
Tyzor® TnBT is a 100% active, tetra-n-butyl titanate liquid. It is extremely sensitive to moisture and will decompose rapidly in water. It's most common use is as a metal catalyst in the production of polyester polyols, polybutylene terephthalate, and polytrimethylene terephthalate where it helps improve yield and eliminates unwanted by-products. Tyzor® TnBT is also used in olefin polymerization as a Ziegler-Natta catalyst. As metal catalyst, Tyzor® TnBT serves as a non-toxic replacement for organostannanes, tin, and other toxic metals used in organic synthesis. Tyzor® TnBT can be used to treat glass and metal surfaces to promote adhesion, improve scratch resistance, and improve light reflection. Thin polymeric films of titanium dioxide can be formed on surfaces to increase iridescence and add coloring effects. Tyzor® TnBT can also be added to paints and coatings to cross link polymers that have carboxyl and hydroxyl functionality.
Product Specifications
TiO2 Content: 23.5 %
Active Content: 100 %
Color: Colorless to Pale Yellow
Molecular Weight: 340 g/mol
Density (20C): 0.99g/mL
Freezing Point: -70C
Boiling Point (@10 mmHg): 183C
Flash Point: 47C
Solubility in Solvents: Miscible in most organic solvents
Solubility in Water: Decomposes quickly


Primary Chemistry: Tetra-n-butyl titanate
Features & Benefits
Highly reactive
Moisture sensitive
Lewis acid catalyst
Ziegler-Natta catalyst
Forms thin polymeric films of TiO2
Promotes adhesion
Cross links hydroxyl and carboxyl functional polymers
Problems Solved
Poor yield of addition, esterification,
and condensation reactions caused by the formation of unwanted byproducts
Low yield during polyolefin synthesis
Adhesion failure of coatings, inks, adhesives, and sealants
Cracking and abrasion of sealants
Delays related to slow curing / drying times of adhesives, sealants, coatings, and inks
Applications
Reaction Catalyst; Chemical Manufacturing; Glass Coatings; Metal Coatings; Paints