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|1||Chemical Name||Tri-n-butyl phosphate|
|5||Molar Mass||266.32 g/mole|
|6||Appearance||Clear colourless liquid to pale yellow|
|7||Boiling Point||289 °C|
Tri Butyl Phosphate (TBP) is an Organo phosphorus compound which is pale yellow in color and used as an extractant and plasticizer. It is an ester of phosphoric acid with n- butanol.
In the nuclear industry it is used as nuclear solvent for extraction and purification of various radioisotopes / rare – earth metals from ores as well as spent fuels by solvent extraction due to its formation of stable hydrophobic complexes with some metals.
It also exhibits huge demand in the non-nuclear fields such as solvent & plasticizer for cellulose esters, as a component of aircraft hydraulic fluid / brake fluid, as a solvent in inks, emulsions, synthetic resins, gums, adhesives, defoamer and as herbicide & fungicide concentrates & heat-exchange medium.
|Appearance||--||Colorless to pale yellow|
|Density at||g/cc||0.972 to 0.975|
|Viscosity||cp||3 to 3.32|
|Butanol content||Mass %||< 0.2|
|Moisture Content||Mass %||< 0.2|
|Free Phosphoric Acid||%||< 0.02|
Available denominations : 200 ltr in HDPE drums
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Last updated on: 08-May-2019