Huntsman Performance Products

JEFFSOL® Alkylene Carbonates

Huntsman JEFFSOL® Alkylene Carbonates are cyclic organic esters made from the reaction of ethylene oxide, propylene or butylene oxide with carbon dioxide. They can be used as "safe" and environmentally friendly solvents, replacing harsh products such as methylene chloride, acetone, aromatic solvents, and other highly volatile and hazardous solvents. These materials can be used as a reactive intermediate, replacing ethylene and propylene oxides, and ethylene and propylene glycols in many reactions. Where substitution occurs, use of the carbonates may allow for a more selective reaction and minimize side reactions and contaminants.