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Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether
|Molar mass||76.09 g/mol|
|Melting point||−85 °C (−121 °F; 188 K)|
|Boiling point||124 to 125 °C (255 to 257 °F; 397 to 398 K)|
|Solubility||Miscible with alcohols|
|Vapor pressure||6 mmHg (20 °C)|
|Safety data sheet||Sigma-Aldrich|
|Flash point||39 °C (102 °F; 312 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
2-Methoxyethanol, also known as ethylene glycol monomethyl ether or methyl cellosolve, is a common solvent.
Methyl cellosolve is a colorless liquid, with an ethereal odor. It is miscible with water and most organic solvents.
Many OTC paint and dye solvents have this compound in their composition. Fractional distillation is required to isolate the compound.
- Paint stripper
Methyl cellosolve is an endocrine disruptor. It is toxic to the bone marrow and testes.
2-Methoxyethanol should be kept in closed bottles. BHT is sometimes added as stabilizer.
Incineration outside should suffice.