Product Name:N-Ethyl-2-Pyrrolidone

Product Code:YNR-NOP

Other Names:N-Ethyl-Pyrrolidone,NEP, 1-Ethyl-2-Pyrrolidone,N-Ethylpyrrolidone, 


Molecular Formula:C6H11NO


N-Ethyl-2-Pyrrolidone is a colorless to slightly yellowish liquid with a faint amine odor, as an aprotic and highly polar organic solvent is completely miscible with water .

Key Technical Parameters:

Appearance  Colorless to Slightly yellow liquid 
Purity 99.5% min.
Water 0.1% max.
g-Butyrolactone 0.1% max.
Amines 0.1% max.
Colour(APHA) 50 max.


Used as Intermediates for the synthesis of agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, textile auxiliaries, plasticizers, polymer solvent, stabilizers, specialty inks and as a nylon precursor. It’s used as a replacement for N-Methyl-Pyrrolidone in many application fields such as the coatings industry and cleaning applications due to its very similar solvent properties. 

*Industrial electronics

*Paints & coatings

*Pharmaceutical chemicals

*Process solvents

N-Ethyl-2-Pyrrolidone can be used as solvent in photoresist stripper formulations.

N-Ethyl-2-Pyrrolidone can be used in electrolyte formulations for electrolytic capacitors.

Cryogenic applications
Due to N-Ethyl-2-Pyrrolidone's low freezing point, ethylpyrrolidone is used as solvent in cryogenic reaction conditions.

N-Ethyl-2-Pyrrolidone can be used as raw material for the production of several antipsychotics and antibiotics.Solvent for diclofenac in topical formulations, solvent in acne remedies.Transdermal transport enhancer.

Lithographic printing
N-Ethyl-2-Pyrrolidone can be used in dampening water for lithographic printing plates.

Jet printing ink
N-Ethyl-2-Pyrrolidone is used in the formulation of jet printing ink.

Other Fields
Liquid cleaning composition.
Solvent for radical polymerisation inhibitor.
Composition of detergent for liquid crystal cell.