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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A clear, colorless liquid used as a [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=solvent solvent]. Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether is commonly called by its trademark name of methyl Cellosolve. It is a powerful solvent that dissolves most [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=natural resin natural resins] and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=synthetic resin synthetic resins]; it is used to make quick drying [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=varnish varnishes], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=enamel, organic enamels], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=ink inks], stains, and nail polishes. Methyl Cellosolve is also used to print alcohol soluble dyes on textiles.
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A clear, colorless liquid used as a [[solvent]]. Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether is commonly called by its trademark name of methyl Cellosolve®. It is a powerful solvent that dissolves most [[natural resin|natural resins]] and [[synthetic resin|synthetic resins]]; it is used to make quick drying [[varnish|varnishes]], [[enamel, organic|enamels]], [[ink|inks]], stains, and nail polishes. Methyl Cellosolve® is also used to print alcohol soluble dyes on textiles.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
methyl Cellosolve [Union Carbide]; 2-methoxyethanol; methoxyhydroxyethane
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methyl Cellosolve® [Union Carbide]; 2-methoxyethanol; methoxyhydroxyethane
  
 
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Mallinckrodt Baker: [http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/e5300.htm MSDS]
 
Mallinckrodt Baker: [http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/e5300.htm MSDS]
  
== Authority ==
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== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
  
* Richard S. Lewis, Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
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* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  
* Michael McCann, Michael McCann, ''Artist Beware'', Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
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* 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 6118
 
* ''The Merck Index'', Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983  Comment: entry 6118

Revision as of 20:38, 30 April 2016

Description

A clear, colorless liquid used as a Solvent. Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether is commonly called by its trademark name of methyl Cellosolve®. 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® is also used to print alcohol soluble dyes on textiles.

Synonyms and Related Terms

methyl Cellosolve® [Union Carbide]; 2-methoxyethanol; methoxyhydroxyethane

Chemical structure

Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether.jpg


Other Properties

Miscible with ethanol, water, ether, glycerol, acetone, and dimethylformamide.

Composition HOCH2CH2OCH3
CAS 109-86-4
Melting Point -85.1
Density 0.9663
Molecular Weight mol. wt.=106.9
Boiling Point 124.43

Hazards and Safety

Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption. Potential carcinogen.

Combustible. Moderate fire risk.

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 6118

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