Showa Ether Co., Ltd.

Dibutyl ether

General Information

  • Property: A clear, colorless liquid, Dibutyl ether has the same physical characteristics as Diethyl ether, as well as a high boiling point and is easy to handle.
  • Applications: Pharmaceuticals, Catalysts, Solvents for many natural and synthetic resins, Rubbers, Organic acid ester, Alkaloids, Electronic materials (Insulating film, All-solid-state battery electrolyte).
  • Manufacturing Process: Obtained by the dehydration condensation reaction of butanol.

Product Features

  • We can supply special grades according to user's request, such as grades suitable for electronic materials.
  • We have been exporting Dibutyl ether to Asia for many years for rubber, organic synthesis, reagents, medical and electrical materials.
  • It is being developed as an atomizing solvent for all solid-state batteries, and increased demand is expected in the future.
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Basic Information

CAS No.
142-96-1
Chemical formula
C4H9OC4H9
FW/MW
130.23
Specific gravity
0.7694
Flash point
27 degree C. (SETA)
Boiling point
142 degree C.
Melting point
-98 degree C.
Solubility for water
0.03 wt% (25 degree C.)
Appearance
Colorless clear liquid
Harmonized system (HS code)
2909.19
Country of origin
Japan
UN number
1149 (class 3/packing group III)

Specification

Purity (G.C.)
99.5% min.
Specific gravity (20/20 degree C.)
0.769 - 0.773
Moisture
0.05% max.
Alcohol content
0.20% max.
Free acid
0.01% max.
Peroxide
0.05% max.

Main Applications

Pharmaceutical

  • Solvent for manufacturing intermediate

Reagent manufacturing

  • Grignard reagent

Organic synthesis

  • Raw material for complex (complex salt)
  • Catalyst for polymerization (Ziegler-type catalyst)
  • Raw materials for insulating films (silica film)
  • Phthalocyanine solvent

Paint and ink

  • Solvent
  • Dispersant

Synthetic rubber

  • Catalyst for polymerization

Films

  • Solvent
  • Dispersant

Fragrance

  • Solvent for extraction

Optical

  • Lens cleaner

Regulatory Approvals

ISO 9001
Certified
ISO 14001
N/A
REACH
N/A
Halal
N/A
Kosher
N/A
FDA
N/A
FSSC 22000
N/A
GMP
N/A

FAQ

Which applications are you currently receiving the most inquiries about?
Inquiries for all solid-state battery and cleaning agent applications are increasing.
Can you produce it in mass quantities?
Yes we can; our company has a monthly production capacity of 50 to 60 tonnes, so we are in a strong selling position.
What are your product's key features?
Our product is popular internationally for its stability.
What is the price of this product?
The price varies depending on the grade, quantity used and order frequency. Please contact us via the "Inquiry" button below for more information.

Who manufactures Dibutyl ether?

Showa Ether Co., Ltd.

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Introduction

  • We have been manufacturing ethers since 1933.
  • We are the only company in Japan that is licensed to manufacture and sell diethyl ether as a pharmaceutical product based on the Japanese Pharmacopoeia.
  • We manufacture high quality ethers for pharmaceuticals and electronic materials, and our export volumes have been increasing in recent years.

History

1933 Established in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan.
1948 Head office moved to Tokyo.
1986 Established Aikawa plant.
2005 Manufacture of ether, plasticizers and alcohol preparations ISO 9001:2000 certified.
2010 Manufacture of ether, plasticizers and alcohol preparations ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Company Overview (as of March 1, 2021)

Company name Showa Ether Co., Ltd.
Head office 2-4-3, Iwamoto-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0032, Japan
Date of establishment April 1933
Capital JPY 3,600 million
Number of employees 30
Location Head office:Tokyo
Plants: Kanagawa

Plants

Plant location map

Aikawa Plant

  • Ethers
  • Plasticizers
  • Alcohol formulations
  • Collodion