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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. 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. 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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2-Ethoxyethanol

2-Ethoxyethanol

2-Ethoxyethanol
2-Ethoxyethanol
Names
IUPAC name
2-ethoxyethanol
Other names
Cellosolve
ethylene glycol ethyl ether
oxitol
Ethyl Cellosolve
EGEE
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
DrugBank
ECHA InfoCard 100.003.459
KEGG
RTECS number KK8050000
UNII
Properties
C4H10O2
Molar mass 90.12 g·mol−1
Appearance clear liquid
Odor sweet, ether-like
Density 0.930 g/cm3, liquid
Melting point −70 °C (−94 °F; 203 K)
Boiling point 135 °C (275 °F; 408 K)
miscible
Vapor pressure 4 mmHg (20°C)[1]
Hazards
R-phrases (outdated) R10, R20/21/22,
R60, R61
S-phrases (outdated) S53, S45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 fuelHealth code 2: Intense or continued but not chronic exposure could cause temporary incapacitation or possible residual injury. E.g., chloroformReactivity (yellow): no hazard codeSpecial hazards (white): no code
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2
Flash point 44 °C (111 °F; 317 K)
Explosive limits 1.7%-15.6%[1]
Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):
2451 mg/kg (mouse, oral)
2125 mg/kg (rat, oral)[2]
2000 ppm (rat, 7 hr)
1820 ppm (mouse, 7 hr)[2]
3000 ppm (guinea pig, 24 hr)[2]
US health exposure limits (NIOSH):
PEL (Permissible)
TWA 200 ppm (740 mg/m3) [skin][1]
REL (Recommended)
TWA 0.5 ppm (1.8 mg/m3) [skin][1]
IDLH (Immediate danger)
500 ppm[1]
Related compounds
Related ethers
2-Propoxyethanol
2-Butoxyethanol
Related compounds
Ethylene glycol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

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.[3]

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.[3] 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 c d e "NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards #0258". National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 
  2. ^ a b c "2-Ethoxyethanol". Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 
  3. ^ 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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