2 Ethoxy Ethanol
2 Ethoxy Ethanol,Ethylene glycol ethyl ether; Cellosolve
A hydroxyether that is the ethyl ether derivative of ethylene glycol. 2 Ethoxyethanol, is a reaction product of ethylene oxide and Ethanol. 2 Ethoxyethanol also knon as Ethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether . 2 Ethoxyethanol is chemically known as a Ethyl Glycol, 1-Ethoxy-2-hydroxyethene, Ethyl (2-hydroxyethyl) ether. Commercially it is known as a Ethyl Cellosolve, which is a trademark of Union Carbide. Ethylene Glycol Mono Ethyl Ether is an excellent solvent for the various resins & paste etc.
2 Ethoxyethanol is a medium boiling, colorless stable liquid having a mild odor. 2 Ethoxyethanol is a completely miscible with water & organic liquid. 2 Ethoxyethanol is used as a solvent in nitrocellulose and cellulose Ether lacquers due to its pleasent odor. Ethyl Cellosolve is also not slow down the drying time dispite its low volatility.
The addition of small quantity of 2 Ethoxyethanol to alkyd resin and cellulose ether lacquers considerably reduce their viscosity & thus improves their brushability. 2 Ethoxyethanol is also used as an ingredient in cleaning agent and paints stippers. The Some vegetable Oils can be dispersed in water with the help of2 Ethoxyethanol . This product is also used in Latex Paint industries as a Solvent & Covering Agent
2 Ethoxyethanol tends to absorb water rapidly and therefore always mixed with Carbitol, methoxybutanol or Butanol, in order to prevent “blushing” of the lacquer film on drying. Cellulose lacquers containing 2 Ethoxyethanol are applied to stained wood, the solvent dissolves part of the stain out of the wood, giving slightly colored lacquer films. 2 Ethoxyethanol may also be used in the dying of leather. 2 Ethoxyethanol does not attack rubber.