2-Methoxyethanol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

2-Methoxyethanol Properties


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2-Methoxyethanol, or methyl cellosolve, is an organic compound that is used mainly as a solvent.It is in a class of solvents known as glycol ethers which are notable for their ability to dissolve a variety of different types of chemical compounds and for their miscibility with water and other solvents. It can be formed by the nucleophilic attack of methanol on protonated oxirane followed by proton transfer.It is used as a solvent for many different purposes such as varnishes, dyes, and resins. It is also used as an additive in airplane deicing solutions.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless Liquid
Boiling Point 124-125 °C
CAS Number 109-86-4
ChEBI 46790
Chemical Composition Etanol;Methanol;Azabenzene;1-Butanol;Ethylene oxide;Potassium cyanide;2,2'-Iminodiethanol
Density 0.96 g/cm3
EINECS Number 231-791-2
IUPAC Name 2-Methoxyethanol
InChI 1S/C3H8O2/c1-5-3-2-4/h4H,2-3H2,1H3
Main Hazards Toxic;Flammable;Corrosive
Melting Point -85 °C
Molar Mass 76.09 g/mol
Molecular Formula C3H8O2
NFPA 704 H-3,F-2,R-2,C-NA
RTECS Number ZC0110000
Refractive 1.402 n20/D
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms Ethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether;Egme;Methyl Cellosolve