Diisobutyl Ketone

Duro Kimia is a supplier of high quality Diisobutyl Ketone solvent from Dow Chemicals.

This specialty solvent is a colorless, stable liquid with a mild sweet odor.

Also known by several names:

  • DIBK

  • Isobutyl Ketone

  • 2,6 Dimethyl-4-Heptanone

  • s-Diisopropylacetone

  • Isovalerone

  • Valerone


  • Miscible with most organic solvents; not miscible with water

  • High-boiling point, slow-evaporation

  • Excellent viscosity reduction for high-solids coatings

  • Reduces surface tension in high-solids coatings

  • Strong solvency with low density

  • Volume-to-weight advantage over other classes of coatings solvents

  • Non-HAP (Hazardous Air Pollutant) Solvent


DIBK is used as a solvent in a variety of applications, such as:

  • Nitrocellulose lacquers

  • Synthetic resin such as vinyl, acrylic, alkyd, polyester, and epoxy

  • For high-solids coatings and stains

  • Paint strippers

  • Leather finishing compounds

  • Adhesives

  • Printing inks – roll coating inks

  • Cleaners and degreasers

  • Pharmaceutical extraction solvent and re-crystallization aid

  • Mining extraction solvent

  • Organic pollutants extraction solvent

  • Chemical intermediate for diisobutyl carbinol