|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||90.12 g mol−1|
|Density||0.930 g/cm3, liquid|
|Melting point||−70 °C (−94 °F; 203 K)|
|Boiling point||135 °C (275 °F; 408 K)|
|Solubility in water||miscible|
|Flash point||44 °C (111 °F; 317 K)|
|Related compounds||Ethylene glycol|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
|(what is: / ?)|
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.
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.
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