Difference between revisions of "Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether"

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methyl Cellosolve® [Union Carbide]; 2-methoxyethanol; methoxyhydroxyethane
 
methyl Cellosolve® [Union Carbide]; 2-methoxyethanol; methoxyhydroxyethane
  
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== Risks ==
  
== Other Properties ==
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* Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption. 
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* Potential carcinogen. 
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* Combustible. Moderate fire risk. 
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* MilliporeSigma: [https://www.emdmillipore.com/US/en/product/Ethylene-glycol-monomethyl-ether,MDA_CHEM-100859?ReferrerURL=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.yahoo.com%2F&bd=1 SDS]
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== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
  
 
Miscible with ethanol, water, ether, glycerol, acetone, and dimethylformamide.
 
Miscible with ethanol, water, ether, glycerol, acetone, and dimethylformamide.
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== Hazards and Safety ==
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== Resources and Citations ==
 
 
Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption.  Potential carcinogen. 
 
 
 
Combustible. Moderate fire risk. 
 
 
 
Mallinckrodt Baker: [http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/e5300.htm MSDS]
 
 
 
== Authority ==
 
  
 
* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
 
* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993

Latest revision as of 14:45, 5 August 2022

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

Risks

  • Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption.
  • Potential carcinogen.
  • Combustible. Moderate fire risk.
  • MilliporeSigma: SDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

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

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

Resources and Citations

  • 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