2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)ethanol

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2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)ethanol
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Names
IUPAC name
2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)ethanol
Other names
3,6-Dioxa-1-heptanol; Diethyleneglycol monomethyl ether; Glycol Ether DM
Identifiers
111-77-3 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:44836
ChemSpider 13839440
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Properties
C5H12O3
Molar mass 120.15 g·mol−1
Appearance clear viscous liquid
Density 1.02
Melting point −69 °C (−92 °F; 204 K)
Boiling point 194 °C (381 °F; 467 K)
water (miscible)
Hazards
MSDS External MSDS
Flash point 96 °C (205 °F; 369 K)
240 °C (464 °F; 513 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)ethanol, also known under trade names Methyl Carbitol, is an industrial solvent and is also commonly used as a Fuel System Icing Inhibitor (FSII) in jet fuels. It is a clear, colorless, hygroscopic liquid. Structurally it is an alcohol and an ether, with a formula CH3OCH2CH2OCH2CH2OH. At direct contact it causes drying of skin by leaching fats, and is mildly irritating to the eyes. It is flammable.

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