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 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
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
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
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