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Ethylene glycol butyl ether

spectrophotometric grade, ≥99.0%

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Synonym(s):
2-Butoxyethanol, Butyl glycol
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)3OCH2CH2OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
118.17
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1732511
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

grade

spectrophotometric grade

vapor density

4.1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<1 mmHg ( 20 °C)
10 mmHg ( 81 °C)

assay

≥99.0%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

473 °F

expl. lim.

10.6 %

technique(s)

UV/Vis spectroscopy: suitable

impurities

≤0.1% water

evapn. residue

<0.001%

refractive index

n20/D 1.419 (lit.)

bp

169-172.5 °C (lit.)

mp

−75 °C (lit.)

density

0.902 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

λ

H2O reference

UV absorption

λ: 230 nm Amax: 1.0
λ: 250 nm Amax: 0.10
λ: 275 nm Amax: 0.05
λ: 300-400 nm Amax: 0.01

SMILES string

CCCCOCCO

InChI

1S/C6H14O2/c1-2-3-5-8-6-4-7/h7H,2-6H2,1H3

InChI key

POAOYUHQDCAZBD-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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256366

Ethylene glycol butyl ether

vibrant-m

537551

Ethylene glycol butyl ether

vibrant-m

BX1715

2-Butoxyethanol

vibrant-m

53071

Ethylene glycol butyl ether

assay

≥99.0%

assay

≥99%

assay

≥95% (GC)

assay

≥99.5% (GC)

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

100

bp

169-172.5 °C (lit.)

bp

169-172.5 °C (lit.)

bp

169-172.5 °C (lit.)

bp

169-172.5 °C (lit.)

technique(s)

UV/Vis spectroscopy: suitable

technique(s)

-

technique(s)

-

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable, gas chromatography (GC): suitable

autoignition temp.

473 °F

autoignition temp.

473 °F

autoignition temp.

473 °F

autoignition temp.

473 °F

General description

Ethylene glycol butyl ether is a member of the glycol ether family. It is commonly used as a solvent for pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals hydraulic fluids, resins, and varnishes. Ethylene glycol butyl ether or 2-Butoxyethanol (BEG) has an amphiphilic character, it can be utilized to stabilize emulsions, particularly in oil spill dispersants.

Application

Ethylene glycol butyl ether is used as a co-solvent:,In the preparation of conductive inks.

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Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2

Storage Class

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

wgk_germany

WGK 1

flash_point_f

152.6 °F - Pensky-Martens closed cup

flash_point_c

67 °C - Pensky-Martens closed cup


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B S Dean et al.
Journal of toxicology. Clinical toxicology, 30(4), 557-563 (1992-01-01)
Ethylene glycol butyl ether, CAS 111-76-2, an ingredient in many popular commercial window/glass cleaners, is known to produce equal if not greater toxicity than ethylene glycol when administered to animals. Treatment recommendations for human poisonings are based upon animal data
Reproductive toxicology. Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether.
Environmental health perspectives, 105 Suppl 1, 217-218 (1997-02-01)
Ilona Sperlingová et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 397(2), 433-438 (2009-10-02)
Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE), an industrial solvent, is absorbed by the body not only by inhalation but also by dermal absorption (liquid or vapour). EGBE is metabolized to butoxyacetic acid (BAA). Pooled freeze-dried urine candidate reference material (RM) was
Ryszard Tokarczyk et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1217(44), 6964-6970 (2010-09-22)
A gas chromatography-mass spectrometry isotope dilution (GC-MS ID) method was developed and tested for the determination of 14 common glycol ethers in consumer products. Stable isotope labelled standards, 2-methoxyethanol-D(7) and 2-butoxyethanol-(13)C(2) (CDN isotopes) were employed to enhance the accuracy and
Matthew J Traynor et al.
Toxicology letters, 177(3), 151-155 (2008-03-04)
Glycol ethers are widely used in industrial and household applications because their chemical and physical properties make them versatile solvents, miscible with both water and organic media. Due to the ease with which the glycol ethers are absorbed through the

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