Triisobutyl phosphate (TIBP), sometimes known as Phosphoric acid triisobutyl ester, is a very strong polar solvent. It is primarily used as an admixture for liquefying concrete, paper coating systems, and textile auxiliaries. Triisobutyl phosphate is used in various applications, including the following:

Antifoam Agent

Triisobutyl phosphate (TIBP) has the ability to inhibit the formation of foam as well as destroy it. Thus, it can be used as an antifoam agent in a range of aqueous systems. It is manufactured by a reaction between phosphoryl chloride with n-butanol. TIBP guarantees exceptional dispersing performance and provides excellent compatibility with various application systems.

Agent for Pigment Pastes

Triisobutyl phosphate is used in cellulose-based plastics and synthetic resins. TIBP also plays an important role in the production of most synthetic resins and natural rubber. This compound can also act as an agent for pigment pastes. In the textile sector and adhesives industry, triisobutyl phosphate is used as a liquefying agent for concrete, for textile auxiliaries, plastic dispersion, paper coating, and glues.

A Strong Wetting Agent

Triisobutyl phosphate is considered a strong wetting agent, widely used in the textile industry. Due to its reduced surface tension that makes it almost impossible to dissolve in water, TiBP is used as a defoamer to prevent foams. It also serves as an important anti-foaming agent for oil and gas cementing applications.

Flame Retarding Plasticisers

Triisobutyl phosphate possesses fire-retardant properties that can be utilised in plastics and synthetic resin applications as well as the synthesis of synthetic rubber.

As a neutral extractant, Triisobutyl phosphate can extract both metal and acid cations. Subsequently, TiBP is one of the most effective water-insoluble agents used to control the amount of air in cement-based applications.

Concrete Mixtures

Triisobutyl phosphate acts as a defoaming agent for concrete admixtures to help stabilise microscopic air content in concrete. This drastically improves the durability and texture of concrete mixtures exposed to constant thawing and freezing from temperature changes. Furthermore, this helps increase the concrete’s endurance to surface scaling, reduce segregation and bleeding and improve the workability of fresh concrete.

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