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
3D model (Jmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.003.551
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
Safety data sheet External MSDS
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 code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogen Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Flash point 96 °C (205 °F; 369 K)
240 °C (464 °F; 513 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are 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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