Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether
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 resin natural resins and resin synthetic resins; it is used to make quick drying varnishes, organic 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
Miscible with ethanol, water, ether, glycerol, acetone, and dimethylformamide.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt.=106.9|
Hazards and Safety
Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption. Potential carcinogen.
Combustible. Moderate fire risk.
Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS
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