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2-Ethoxyethanol



2-Ethoxyethanol
IUPAC name 2-ethoxyethanol
Other names Cellosolve
ethylene glycol ethyl ether
oxitol
Ethyl Cellosolve
Identifiers
CAS number 110-80-5
RTECS number KK8050000
SMILES CCOCCO
Properties
Molecular formula C4H10O2
Molar mass 90.12 g/mol
Appearance clear liquid
Density 0.930 g/cm3, liquid
Melting point

-70 °C (? K)

Boiling point

135 °C (? K)

Solubility in water miscible
Viscosity  ? cP at ?°C
Hazards
NFPA 704
2
2
0
 
R-phrases R10, R20/21/22,
R60, R61
S-phrases S53, S45
Flash point 44 °C
Related Compounds
Related ethers 2-Propoxyethanol
2-Butoxyethanol
Related compounds Ethylene glycol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

2-Ethoxyethanol, also known by the trademark Cellosolve or ethyl cellosolve, is a solvent used widely in commercial and industrial applications. It is a clear, colorless, nearly odorless liquid that is miscible with water, ethanol, diethyl ether, acetone, and ethyl acetate.

Additional recommended knowledge

2-Ethoxyethanol can be manufactured by the reaction of ethylene oxide with ethanol.

As with other glycol ethers, 2-ethoxyethanol has the useful property of being able to dissolve chemically diverse compounds. It will dissolve oils, resins, grease, waxes, nitrocellulose, and lacquers. This is an ideal property as a multi-purpose cleaner and therefore 2-ethoxyethanol is used in products such as varnish removers and degreasing solutions.

References

    • Merck Index, 11th Edition, 3707.
     
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