Method of raising the flash points and improving the freeze resistance of volatile green solvents

Patent No. 8,354,042

Issued: January 15, 2013
Filed: December 7, 2009

Inventor: Howard; Harry W (Little Egg Harbor, NJ) 
Assignee: Greensolve LLC (Binghamton, NY)

A method of raising the flash point of a green solvent includes adding from about 0.05 to 5.0 wt. % of at least one terpene alcohol, based on the weight of the at least one terpene alcohol and the green solvent. Green solvents are derived from organic matter, such as plants. They are not the product of petroleum feed stocks. Preferably, two terpene alcohols are added to the green solvent. Further, the addition of at least one terpene alcohol improves both the freeze resistance and the shelf life of the final green solvent solution.

Reference to Related Applications

This application is a Continuation-In-Part of application Ser. No. 12/361,802, filed Jan. 29, 2009, entitled "Method of Raising the Flash Point of Volatile Organic Compounds". As to the common subject matter, the benefit under 35 USC .sctn.119(e) of the above identified United States Utility Application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

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