Guides and metrics: Solvent selection guides

Interactive tool: solvent ranking

For the solvent you are assessing, complete the information one question at a time below.  When you get to the end, the tool will calculate the scores and overall ranking by default for the solvent. 

As a reminder, to rank the solvent you will need access to the following information:

  • Boiling point, flash point, auto-ignition temperature, resistivity;
  • Whether or not it is an ether that forms explosive peroxides;
  • GHS statements and symbols;
  • Whether or not it is hazardous to the ozone layer; and
  • Whether or not it is fully registered for REACH.

 

 

Boiling point (℃)

 

Flash point (℃)

 

Auto Ignition Temperature (℃)

 

Is it resistive (resistivity > 10E8 ohm.m), like all hydrocarbons and most ethers?

 

Is it an alcohol, a ketone, an ester, an acid or an aprotic polar solvent?

 

Is it an ether which forms explosive peroxides ?

For example, Et20, iPr20, dioxane (CLP statement EUH019)
 

Does it have this symbol: GHS symbol: symbol

 

Does it have a H340, H350 or H360 statement?

 

Does it have a H341, H351 or H361 statement?

 

Does it have a H370 or H372 statement?

 

Does it have a H334 statement?

 

Does it have this symbol: GHS symbol: symbol

 

Does it have a H300, H310 or H330 statement ?

 

Does it have this symbol: GHS symbol: symbol

 

Does it have a H314 statement?

 

Does it have this symbol: GHS symbol: symbol

 

Is it hazardous for the ozone layer? (H420)

 

Does it have this symbol: GHS symbol: symbol

 

If yes, does it have a H400, H410 or H411 statement?

 

Is it fully registered for REACH?

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