ⓘ 2-Ethoxyethanol

                                     

ⓘ 2-Ethoxyethanol

2-Ethoxyethanol, also known by the trademark Cellosolve or ethyl cellosolve, is a solvent used widely in commercial and industrial applications. It is a clear, colorless, nearly odorless liquid that is miscible with water, ethanol, diethyl ether, acetone, and ethyl acetate.

2-Ethoxyethanol is produced by the reaction of ethylene oxide with ethanol.

Like other ethers of ethylene glycol, 2-ethoxyethanol has the useful property of the ability to dissolve chemically different compounds. It dissolves oils, resins, fats, waxes, nitrocellulose and lacquers. This is an ideal property as a multi-purpose cleaner, and therefore, 2-ethoxyethanol used in products such as nail varnish removal and degreasing.