ERISYS GE-6, epoxidized 2-ethylhexanol, is a low viscosity mono-epoxide. It is intended for use as a reactive diluent for high viscosity epoxy resins. GE-6 is compatible at all levels with those resins and resin diluent blends can be cured using any epoxy resin curing agent.
Of the CVC diluents, GE-6 is second only to butyl glycidyl ether (ERISYS GE-5) in viscosity reduction. GE-6, however, is less volatile, has a lower dermatological potential and is less toxic than BGE. In applications where volatilization or skin contact may occur, GE-6’s low vapor pressure and exceptionally low residual epichlorohydrin level make it an ideal BGE replacement.
As with all monofunctional aliphatic epoxides, increasing levels of GE-6 in epoxy resins will lengthen gel times and modify cured properties. See the Technical Bulletin for table and graphs for the extent of the modifications.
|Viscosity, cps||1-4 @25C|
|Color, Max||100 (APHA)|
|Residual Epichlorohydrin, Max ppm||10|
|Hydrolyzable Chloride, Max %||0.10|
|Weight per Gallon, @25°C lbs.||7.6 +/- 0.1|
|Flash Point, °C (°F)||>94 (200)|