Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate
A clear liquid used as a solvent. Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate is commonly called by its trademark name of methyl Cellosolve® acetate. It is a powerful solvent that dissolves most natural resins and synthetic resins; it is used to make quick drying varnishes, enamels, inks, stains and nail polishes. Methyl Cellosolve® acetate is also used to print alcohol soluble dyes on textiles and to make photographic film.
Synonyms and Related Terms
methyl Cellosolve® acetate [Union Carbide]; 2-methoxyethyl acetate; 2-methoxy ethanol acetate
Miscible with ethanol, water, most organic solvents and oils.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 118.1|
Hazards and Safety
Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption. Potential carcinogen. Combustible. Moderate fire risk.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979