solvent power


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solvency, solvent power

The degree to which a solvent holds a resin or other paint binder in solution, or reduces its viscosity.
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In this state they combine the solvent power of liquids with the processing advantages of gases.
The authors have developed a new sample cleanup technique using binary mixtures of supercritical fluid gases to moderate the solvent power of SC-[CO.sub.2].
* Organic esters are unique in the sense that the ester group (-COO-) contributes an unusual property to an organic molecule, allowing it to be compatible in many polymers, be less viscous and contribute low temperature, softening and solvent power to an otherwise passive hydrocarbon molecule.
vapour only, some of the lower boiling solvents should be discounted as they are both more expensive and have poor vapour degreasing capability due to their low KB or solvent power value.