Butyl Cellosolve®

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[Union Carbide] A registered trademark for ethylene glycol monobutyl ether. Butyl Cellosolve® is used as a solvent for paints, varnishes, dyes, inks, oil, and albumin. It is also used for dry cleaning.

Synonyms and Related Terms

2-butoxyethanol; ethylene glycol monobutyl ether

Chemical structure

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Other Properties

Soluble in water, mineral oil and most organic solvents.

Composition C6H14O2
CAS 111-76-2
Density 0.9019
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 118.18
Refractive Index 1.4196
Boiling Point 171-172

Hazards and Safety

Skin contact causes irritation. Toxic by inhalation and ingestion.

Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 15320

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