Greener Solvent Alternatives

We are proud to offer a large selection of Greener Solvent Alternatives for many chemicals that are of health or environmental concern. Each of these solvents are greener, either in the processing of the chemical (BioRenewable) or the environmental impact that the solvent makes during production, use and disposal (Greener Substitutes).

BioRenewable
Our new selection of BioRenewable solvents are derived from waste feedstock to eliminate consumption of non-renewable resource. Because they do not rely on crude oil, they are more stable for pricing, availability and are a long-term solution to solvent production.
Our drop-in replacement for commonly used chemicals are identical to their petroleum derived counter parts, but typically do not have many of the contaminants that are present from petroleum.

Greener Substitutes
Greener substitutes solvents are replacements for more traditional solvents that have health or environmental concerns. They provide energy and cost savings in many ways, such as: providing cleaner solvent/water separations, creating less water waste, easier distillation for solvent recovery, faster reaction time by allowing for higher temperatures due to a higher boiling point and lowering volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Greener Chromatography Solvents
Much of chromatography uses environmentally and physically harmful solvents such as DCM. Our Ethyl acetate/Ethanol 3:1(v/v) solution replaces DCM for flash chromatography purification, TLC and HPLC related methods.

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BioRenewable

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904082 Acetone 100% Biorenewable, ACS reagent, ≥99.5% Green Alternative BioRenewable
Replacement for Petroleum-based Acetone
901351 1-Butanol BioRenewable, ACS reagent, ≥99.4% Green Alternative BioRenewable
Replacement for Petroleum-based 1-Butanol

Greener Chromatography Solvents

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745588 Ethyl acetate/Ethanol 3:1 (v/v) solution (Ethyl acetate solution with 26.2% v/v SDA 35A), for HPLC Green Alternative Greener alternative for DCM
34873 Heptane for HPLC, ≥99% Green Alternative Greener alternative for hexane
592579 Heptane for HPLC, ≥96% Green Alternative Greener alternative for hexane

Greener Substitutes

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675970 Cyclopentyl methyl ether contains 50 ppm BHT as inhibitor, anhydrous, ≥99.9% Green Alternative Greener alternative for THF, Diethyl ether, and MTBE
675989 Cyclopentyl methyl ether contains 50 ppm BHT as inhibitor, ReagentPlus®, ≥99.90% Green Alternative Replacement for THF, diethyl ether and DMSO.
791962 Cyclopentyl methyl ether inhibitor-free, anhydrous, ≥99.9% Green Alternative Greener alternative for THF, diethyl ether, and MTBE
807796 Cyrene BioRenewable Green Alternative BioRenewable
Replacement for DMF, NMP and other dipolar aprotic solvents
906832 Dimethyl isosorbide BioRenewable, ReagentPlus®, ≥99% Green Alternative New  
246654 Heptane anhydrous, 99% Green Alternative Greener alternative for hexane
650536 Heptane HPLC Plus, for HPLC, GC, and residue analysis, 99% Green Alternative Greener alternative for hexane
494526 Heptane biotech. grade, ≥99% Green Alternative Greener alternative for hexane
32287 Heptane puriss. p.a., Reag. Ph. Eur., ≥99% n-heptane basis (GC) Green Alternative Greener alternative for hexane
H2198 Heptane ReagentPlus®, 99% Green Alternative Greener alternative for hexane
730491 Heptanes, mixture of isomers contains ≥25% n-heptane, ReagentPlus® Green Alternative Greener alternative for hexane
414247 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran BioRenewable, anhydrous, ≥99.0%, contains 250 ppm BHT as stabilizer Green Alternative Greener alternative for THF, DCM, DMSO, and MTBE
673277 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran BioRenewable, anhydrous, ≥99%, Inhibitor-free Green Alternative Greener alternative for THF, DCM, DMSO, and MTBE
155810 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran BioRenewable, ReagentPlus®, ≥99.5%, contains 150-400 ppm BHT as stabilizer Green Alternative BioRenewable
Replacement for THF, DCM, MTBE and DMSO
SHH0001 Novec 7000 Engineered Fluid Green Alternative • Low Global Warming Potential/GWP (530, 100-year ITH)
• Excellent dielectric properties: In event of leakage or other failure, will not damage electronic equipment
• Zero ozone depletion potential (ODP)
• Good materials compatibility
• Low toxicity
• Non-flammable
• Non-corrosive
• Good thermal stability
• Useful at extreme low temperatures
• Viscosity is less than 20 cSt at -120 °C

SHH0002 Novec 7100 Engineered Fluid Green Alternative • Non-flammable
• Non-conductive
• Compatible with plastics
• Low toxicity
• Low Global Warming Potential (GWP)
• Zero ozone depletion potential
• VOC-exempt solvent (US EPA)
• Low surface tension penetrates tight spaces for improved cleaning

202398 Poly(ethylene glycol) average Mn 400 Green Alternative