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CAS number 110-80-5 YesY
ChemSpider 13836591 N
DrugBank DB02249
KEGG C14687 YesY
RTECS number KK8050000
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C4H10O2
Molar mass 90.12 g mol−1
Appearance clear liquid
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
R-phrases R10, R20/21/22,
R60, R61
S-phrases S53, S45
NFPA 704
Flammability code 2: Must be moderately heated or exposed to relatively high ambient temperature before ignition can occur. Flash point between 38 and 93 °C (100 and 200 °F). E.g., diesel fuel Health code 2: Intense or continued but not chronic exposure could cause temporary incapacitation or possible residual injury. E.g., chloroform Reactivity (yellow): no hazard code Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Flash point 44 °C (111 °F; 317 K)
Related compounds
Related ethers 2-Propoxyethanol
Related compounds Ethylene glycol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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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.[1]

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.[1] 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.


  1. ^ a b National Research Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on Spacecraft Maximum Allowable Concentrations (1996). Spacecraft maximum allowable concentrations for selected airborne contaminants. National Academies Press. p. 189. ISBN 978-0-309-05478-2. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 

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