Chemistry

Solvent Center

We are committed to providing our customers with the right solvent for their specific application. The Solvent Center was created to aid all visitors in their exploration of the right solvent by providing a concise summary of solvents by purity, grade, application, product lines or market. Packaging options are also a critical part of our “Right Solvent Commitment” and these options can be explored at “Solvent Center” as well as literature listings and special offers.

Essential Solvents  
Acetone Acetonitrile Chloroform Dichloromethane Dimethyl formamide
Dimethyl-sulfoxide Diethyl Ether Ethanol Ethyl Acetate Hexane
Methanol 2-Propanol Tetrahydrofurane Toluene Water



High-purity anhydrous solvent for moisture-sensitive reactions

Synonyms for Common Solvents

Common Name Abbreviation Chemical Name(s) and Synonyms Empirical Formula (Hill Notation)
2-Propanol
 IPA
Isopropyl alcohol
Isopropanol
Iso-Propanol
C3H8O
Acetone
 
2-Propanone
Dimethyl ketone
β-ketopropane
C3H6O
Acetonitrile
ACN
Methyl cyanide
Cyanomethane
Ethanenitrile
Ethyl nitrile
C2H3N
Chloroform
 
Trichloromethane
Methylidine trichloride
CHCl3
Dichloromethane
DCM
Methylene chloride
Methylene dichloride
CH2Cl2
Dimethyl Sulfoxide
DMSO
Dimethyl Sulphoxide
Methylsulfinylmethane
Methanesulfinylmethane
Methyl sulfoxide
Dimethyl(oxido)sulfur
C2H6OS
Ethyl Acetate
EtOAc
Ethyl ethanoate
Acetic ester
Ethyl ester
C4H8O2
Hexane
 
n-Hexane
C6H14
Methanol
MeOH
Hydroxymethane
Methyl alcohol
Carbinol
Methylol
Methyl hydroxide
Methyl hydrate
 
Informally:
Wood alcohol
Wood spirit
CH4O
Tetrahydrofuran
THF
Tetramethylene oxide
Oxolane
Butylene oxide
C4H8O
Toluene
 
Toluol
Methylbenzene
C7H8
Water
 
Aqua-Destillata
Aqua Destillata
H2O

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