SOLVOKANE® can be or is used for a number of applications as a starting point or component for more complex or customized solvent formulations.

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SOLKANE-Solvents-iconSOLVOKANE®, is an azeotropic, non-flammable mixture of SOLKANE® 365mfc (1,1,1,3,3-pentafluorobutane) and t-DCE (1,2-dichloroethlylene). 

The phase-out of conventional solutions (e.g., CFCs and HCFCs) has required alternative products. SOLVOKANE® offers product characteristics which are very close to HCFC 141b and CFC 113, with a Kauri Butanol (Kb) Index of 25. The solvency power versus common contaminants is stronger than the Kb value (25) would suggest.

EPA/SNAP approved, SOLVOKANE® is a new generation, environmentally-compatible solvent. A volatile, colorless liquid without ozone depletion potential (ODP = 0), it has a relatively low global warming potential (GWP), as well as other properties which make it a superior replacement for CFCs and HCFCs.

Features And Benefits

  • Fast drying with no-residue 
  • Low temperature with a boiling point 36 ºC 
  • Non-flammable azeotrope 
  • Excellent toxicity characteristics 
  • Drop in replacement for high cost HFC/HFE solvents 
  • Cleaning similar to R 141b and R 113 
  • Can be used as a starting point or component for more complex/customized solvent formulations 

Technical Data


Physical and Chemical Data
Appearance: liquid
Odour: ether-like
Melting point / freezing point: -43 °C
Boiling point / boiling range:36 °C
Flash point: does not flash (closed cup)


Product name:SOLVOKANE®
Chemical characterization:Azeotrope
Substance name:1,1,1,3,3-pentafluorobutane
Concentration:>= 65 %
CAS-no.:406-58-6 / EC-No.: 430-250-1 / Index-No.: 602-102-00-6 REACH Registration Number: 01-0000017653-68
Substance name:trans-Dichloro ethylene
Concentration:< 35 %
CAS-no.:156-60-5 / EC-No.: 205-860-2 / Index-No.: 602-026-00-3
Type of product: Mixture
Molecular formula: C2H2Cl2 ; C4H5F5