Tyzor IBAY is a 100% active titanium ethyl acetoacetate complex. It is a yellow-to-red liquid that is sensitive to moisture. High reactivity at low temperatures enables Tyzor IBAY to react with common functional groups such as R-OH, M-OH, SiOH and R-COOH for crosslinking, adhesion promotion and coating formation on polymers, mineral substrates and metals. It may also be used as a drying agent.
Tyzor IBAY is usually formulated with other ingredients in catalysis, crosslinking, paint and sealant applications. To prevent undesired pre-reactions with water or other components it is often the last ingredient added.
Tyzor IBAY is particularly well-suited for crosslinking silicones and silanol end-capped polymers. It also is used as a catalyst in processes such as esterification, transesterification, addition, polycondensation and similar reactions.