ethylene glycol ethyl ether
3D model (JSmol)
|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)|
|Vapor pressure||4 mmHg (20°C)|
|R-phrases (outdated)||R10, R20/21/22,
|S-phrases (outdated)||S53, S45|
|Flash point||44 °C (111 °F; 317 K)|
|Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):|
LD50 (median dose)
|2451 mg/kg (mouse, oral)
2125 mg/kg (rat, oral)
LC50 (median concentration)
|2000 ppm (rat, 7 hr)
1820 ppm (mouse, 7 hr)
LCLo (lowest published)
|3000 ppm (guinea pig, 24 hr)|
|US health exposure limits (NIOSH):|
|TWA 200 ppm (740 mg/m3) [skin]|
|TWA 0.5 ppm (1.8 mg/m3) [skin]|
IDLH (Immediate danger)
Except where otherwise noted, 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.
- "NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards #0258". National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
- "2-Ethoxyethanol". Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
- 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.