Definitions for "Solvents"
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to dissolve other components.
Solvents are the collective name for substances which dissolve other substances. Organic solvents have attracted the most interest as a result of their health risks and, in recent years, their influence on the environment has also aroused interest. This applies in particular to the organically volatile substances. They help to produce ground-level ozone, for example. Benzine, xylene and trichloroethylene are all associated with major health risks.
chemical products that are used to dissolve other compounds; typically found in cleaners and used in petrochemical processes
The pure components of the MOBILE PHASE (e.g., water, methanol, acetonitrile, etc.). In reversed-phase chromatography, water is a WEAK SOLVENT, so MOBILE PHASES with higher concentrations of water are weaker and give longer retention times for all sample bands. Methanol is a STRONG SOLVENT; increasing the amount of methanol in the MOBILE PHASE makes it stronger, and sample bands leave the column sooner.
Solvent is a very general term, which can be applied to any substance that is used to carry another chemical. Water can be a solvent. Many solvents are completely or almost completely harmless to the environment. Many however, are very damaging, especially chlorinated solvents such as 1,1,1 Trichloroethane. These types of solvents are used to carry fluorocarbon treatments onto a fabric.
Industrial solvents are chemicals used in production processes. Examples include painting and coating automobiles, cleaning machined metal parts, printing and dry cleaning processes. Solvents create hydrocarbons which cause ozone.
These are dangerous chemicals that can be found in paint and glue that when inhaled, may cause a variety of medical conditions including brain damage.
Keywords:  solubilize, materials
Used to solubilize other materials.