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Limonene and tetrahydrofurfurly alcohol cleaning agent

United States Patent

5,679,631
October 21, 1997
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The present invention is a tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol and limonene cleaning agent and method for formulating and/or using the cleaning agent. This cleaning agent effectively removes both polar and nonpolar contaminants from various electrical and mechanical parts and is readily used without surfactants, thereby reducing the need for additional cleaning operations. The cleaning agent is warm water rinsable without the use of surfactants. The cleaning agent can be azeotropic, enhancing ease of use in cleaning operations and ease of recycling.
Bohnert; George W. (Harrisonville, MO), Carter; Richard D. (Lee's Summit, MO), Hand; Thomas E. (Lee's Summit, MO), Powers; Michael T. (Santa Rosa, CA)
AlliedSignal, Inc. (Morristown, NJ)
08/ 577,723
December 22, 1995
The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract number DE-AC04-76-DP00613 with the United States Department of Energy.