Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate
Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate Chemical Properties
- Melting point:
- -61 °C
- Boiling point:
- 156 °C(lit.)
- 0.975 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
- vapor density
- 4.6 (vs air)
- vapor pressure
- 2 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
- refractive index
- Flash point:
- 135 °F
- storage temp.
- Flammables area
- H2O: solubleabout 6 parts
- 4-5 (H2O, 20℃)(saturated solution)
- Odor Threshold
- explosive limit
- Water Solubility
- 230 g/L (20 ºC)
- Henry's Law Constant
- 9.07(x 10-7 atm?m3/mol) at 25 °C (approximate - calculated from water solubility and vapor pressure) 33.0(x 10-7 atm?m3/mol) at 30.00 °C (headspace-GC, Hovorka et al., 2002)
- Exposure limits
- NIOSH REL: TWA 0.5 ppm (2.7 mg/m3), IDLH 500 ppm; OSHA PEL: TWA 100 ppm (540 mg/m3); ACGIH TLV: TWA 5 ppm (adopted).
- Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids, strong bases, nitrates.
- CAS DataBase Reference
- 111-15-9(CAS DataBase Reference)
- NIST Chemistry Reference
- 2-Ethoxyethyl acetate(111-15-9)
- EPA Substance Registry System
- Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate (111-15-9)
- Hazard Codes
- Risk Statements
- Safety Statements
- UN 1172 3/PG 3
- WGK Germany
- Autoignition Temperature
- 715 °F
- HS Code
- 2915 39 00
- Hazardous Substances Data
- 111-15-9(Hazardous Substances Data)
- Acute oral LD50 for guinea pigs 1,910 mg/kg, rats 2,900 mg/kg, rabbits 1,950 mg/kg (quoted, RTECS, 1985).
Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate Usage And Synthesis
Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate (also known as 2-Ethoxyethyl Acetate) belongs to the family of glycol ethers that are commonly used in paints and cleaners, e. g. for cellulose nitrate paints. Its properties can also be exploited in coatings for brushing on, dip coating and spraying, and for stove enamels. 2-Ethoxyethyl acetate is also used as a liquid pesticide product1. It is used as a solvent dissolve resin, leather, ink, for the formulation of paints, lacquers and varnishes for industrial use. It is also used to study the field evaluation of a passive badge for measuring the level of 2-ethoxyethyl acetate. It is also used to study the field evaluation of a passive badge. Another application for 2-Ethylhexyl Acetate is as an additive in cleaners and paint removers.
2-Ethoxyethyl acetate is a colorless liquid with a mild, nonresidual odor. The Odor Threshold is 0.056 ppm in air
Colorless liquid with a faint, pleasant odor. Experimentally determined detection and recognition odor threshold concentrations were 300 μg/m3 (60 ppbv) and 700 μg/m3 (130 ppbv), respectively (Hellman and Small, 1974). Nagata and Takeuchi (1990) reported an odor threshold concentration of 49 ppbv.
Solvent for nitrocellulose, oils, and resins; retards “blushing” in lacquers, varnish removers, wood stains, textiles, and leather.
A clear colorless liquid with a pleasant odor. Flash point of 120°F. Less dense than water. Vapors are heavier than air.
Air & Water Reactions
Flammable. Slightly soluble in water.
Mixing Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate in equal molar portions with any of the following substances in a closed container caused the temperature and pressure to increase: chlorosulfonic acid, oleum, and vinyl acetate, NFPA 1991.
Toxic by ingestion and skin absorption. Toxic by skin absorption.
Vapors irritate nose and eyes in high concentrations. Liquid irritates skin in prolonged or repeated contact.
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: Will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames. Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. Containers may explode when heated. Many liquids are lighter than water.
Moderately toxic by ingestion and intraperitoneal routes. A skin and eye irritant. An experimental teratogen. Other experimental reproductive effects. Flammable liquid when exposed to heat or flame; can react with oxidizing materials. Moderate explosion hazard in the form of vapor when heated. Mild explosions have occurred at the end of disullations. To fight fire, use alcohol foam, CO2, dry chemical. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes. See also GLYCOL ETHERS.
This material is used as a solvent for many different purposes; including for nitrocellulose and other resins. Used in automobile lacquers to retard evaporation and impart a high gloss.
Biological. Bridié et al. (1979) reported BOD and COD values of 0.74 and 1.76 g/g using
filtered effluent from a biological sanitary waste treatment plant. These values were determined
using a standard dilution method at 20 °C for a period of 5 d. The ThOD for 2-ethoxyethyl acetate
is 1.82 g/g.
Chemical/Physical. At an influent concentration of 1,000 mg/L, treatment with GAC resulted in an effluent concentration of 342 mg/L. The adsorbability of the carbon used was 132 mg/g carbon (Guisti et al., 1974).
UN1172 Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate, Hazard Class: 3; Labels: 3-Flammable liquid
Shake the ethoxy-ethane with anhydrous Na2CO3, filter and distil it in a vacuum. Redistillation can then be carried out at atmospheric pressure. [Dunbar & Bolstad J Org Chem 21 1041 1956, Beilstein 2 IV 214.]
May form explosive mixture with air. Incompatible with strong acids; strong alkalies; nitrates. Violent reaction with oxidizers. May form unstable peroxides. Softens many plastics. Attacks some plastics, rubber, and coatings
Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber. All federal, state, and local environmental regulations must be observed.
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