Agent Name

2-(2-Ethoxyethoxy)ethyl acetate

Alternative Name

Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate

CAS Number

112-15-2

Formula

C8-H16-O4

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate; 2-(2-Ethoxyethoxy)ethanol acetate; 2-(2-Ethoxyethoxy)ethylester kyseliny octove [Czech]; Acetic acid 2-(2-ethoxyethoxy)ethyl ester; Carbitol acetate; Diethylene glycol ethyl ether acetate; Diglycol monoethyl ether acetate; Ektasolve de acetate; Ethanol, 2-(2-ethoxyethoxy)-, acetate; Ethoxydiglycol acetate; Glycol ether de acetate; Karbitolacetat [Czech]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Glycol Ethers (E Series)

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley] Hygroscopic; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as solvent for cellulose esters, gums, resins, coatings, lacquers, and printing inks; [Hawley]

Comments

Irritating to skin and eyes; [HSDB] An eye, nose, and throat irritant; [CAMEO] May form explosive peroxides; An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "GLYCOL ETHERS."

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Diethylene glycol ethers - 2005

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.09 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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