HEP - N-2-Hydroxyethyl-2-Pyrrolidone

Chemistry: Intermediates and Solvents

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HEP N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-Pyrrolidone is unique in that it combines a high boiling point, a relatively high viscosity, and water solubility. Properties of value in slow or non- settling solutions and suspensions. Its hydrophylic character combined with strong polar solubility characteristics, suggests its use as a humectant. In addition, HEP N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-Pyrrolidone has found interest as an extraction solvent.

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