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Methyl Cellosolve

 

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Physical Information

Name: Methyl Cellosolve

Use: solvent

CAS No: 109-86-4

Molecular Formula: CH 3 OCH 2 CH 2 OH

Synonyms: glycol monomethyl ether; ethylene glycol monomethyl ether; methyl oxitol; Ektasolve; Jeffersol EM

Chemical Description


2-Methoxyethanol, or methyl cellosolve, is a clear and colorless liquid at room temperature mainly used as a solvent. it is used for many purposes including varnishes, dyes, resins, printing, finishing textile, and semiconductor manufacturing (#Haz-Map). It is a central nervous system toxicant and has shown to damage the lungs and kidneys in animal testing (#Haz-Map).

 


OSHA. "2-METHOXYETHANOL (METHYL CELLOSOLVE, 2ME)".


Haz-Map from the NIH. "Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether".

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