Organic Solvents: What Are They?

Organic Solvents: What Are They?

Definition of Organic Solvents 

Do you want to learn about organic solvents? Before diving into this topic, it will be useful to understand what solvents, in general, are. Solvents are substances, generally, liquids, that have the ability to dissolve or suspend other substances (which are called solutes).  

Organic solvents are simply solvents that are organic compounds- meaning they contain a backbone of carbon atoms. Some products, such as paints, cleaning and degreasing solutions, adhesives, and lacquers, include an organic solvent as one of their ingredients. Other items, like pharmaceuticals, printer inks, fabrics, and plastics, only require organic solvents during their manufacturing process. Either way, organic solvents are clearly important in a wide range of industries.  

Organic Solvent Examples 

There are a vast number of organic solvents on the market today. Some examples of organic solvents include:  

  • Methanol 
  • Ethanol 
  • Benzene 
  • Toluene 
  • Xylene 
  • Hexane 
  • Heptane  
  • Acetone 
  • Chloroform  
  • Dichloromethane

Looking for Organic Solvents?  

At Extraction Grade Solvents, we have several organic solvents available that can be utilized for vegetable oil extractions, cannabis extractions, and a variety of other purposes. Why purchase organic solvents from us?  

  • Eco-Friendliness 

As a division of Ecolink, Inc., we prioritize eco-friendliness in our products and operations. We avoid using chemicals that are toxic to the environment, opting for safer alternatives instead, and we formulate our products with as few chemicals as possible to cut down on resource usage. When you buy from Extraction Grade Solvents, you are not only benefiting yourself but also the environment!  

  • Bulk Sizes 

If you are looking for organic solvents for industrial purposes, you are probably not interested in small sizes that you will constantly have to be repurchasing. Luckily, our organic solvents come in bulk sizes such as 55-gallon drums. Bulk sizes decrease the frequency with which you have to restock your product, making them a more time-efficient option. They are also better for the environment, as they reduce packaging.  

  • Custom Products  

Finally, at Extraction Grade Solvents, we offer toll blending services for those who need a highly specialized solution that we do not already offer. Whatever your needs may be, our team of chemists will be happy to work with you to create the perfect product!  

If all of these features sound appealing, Extraction Grade Solvents is the right chemical supplier for you! Do you have any questions? Would you like to learn more? Please contact us by calling 800-563-1305 or by contacting us here. We look forward to hearing from you!