1. Chemical Name: 1-Ethyl-2-Pyrrolidone, NEP, N-Ethylpyrrolidone,N-Ethyl-2- Pyrrolidone(NEP).
2. Fomula: C6H11NO
3. CAS No.: 2687-91-4
4. General Introduction:
N-ethylpyrrolidone (NEP) is the lactam of 4-ethylaminobutyric acid and a very weak base. NEP is a chemically stable and powerful polar solvent. These characteristics are highly useful in a variety of chemical reactions where an inert medium is of concern. Despite the stability of NEP, it can also play an active role in certain reactions: Hydrolysis, oxidation, condensation, conversion with chlorinating agents, polymerization and o-alkylation, and related reactions.
5. Recommend Applications:
Petrochemical applications; Synthetic plastic elements; Extraction/recovery of acetylene and butadiene; Dyeing fibers and leather; Synthesis medium for high MW. Polymers; Dehydration of natural gas; Synthetic fiber spinning medium; Pesticides; Pigment dispersions; Lube oil processing