Alcohols

Mosstanol L

Mosstanol L is a unique product compromising of anhydrous ethyl alcohol and iso propanol in approximately the following quantities: 60% ethanol and 40% iso propanol.  Mosstanol L is a clear liquid with a mild pleasant odour and has a freezing point of -112° C.  It is miscible with water, alcohol, ether, chloroform and acetone.  Mosstanol L is highly flammable with a flashpoint of 12° C.

Production

Mosstanol L is a by-product of a chemical process based on the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

Storage and Distribution

A chemical wholesaler would have a bulk petrochemical storage facility to maintain the product.  Storage is normally in a cool, dry and well ventilated facility away from oxidising agents.  Mosstanol L should be kept out of direct sunlight, heat and open flames.  Solvents such as mosstanol L should be stored in drummed containers such as isotanks made of stainless steel, aluminium or carbon steel.

A bulk solvent exporter would normally distribute this solvent in bulk vessels or tank trucks.  For transportation purposes, mosstanol L is classed as a flammable liquid with a fire hazard rating of 2.  A full bulk chemical distributor would export the solvent throughout regions such as the UK, Europe, Africa and America.

Uses

Mosstanol L is predominantly used in paints and lacquers as a diluting product, in the printing industry as a medium of ink, window cleaning/washer fluid, fuel blending, adhesives, air fresheners, varnishes, anti-freeze in compressed air systems and de-icer.  The primary end user markets are the printing, paint, motor, consumer products and adhesive industries.