2-Ethoxyethyl Acetate
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Title: 2-Ethoxyethyl Acetate
CAS Registry Number: 111-15-9
CAS Name: 2-Ethoxyethanol acetate
Additional Names: cellosolve acetate; ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate
Molecular Formula: C6H12O3
Molecular Weight: 132.16
Percent Composition: C 54.53%, H 9.15%, O 36.32%
Line Formula: C2H5OCH2CH2OOCCH3
Literature References: Toxicity data: Smyth et al., J. Ind. Hyg. Toxicol. 23, 259 (1941). Series of articles on toxicology: Environ. Health Perspect. 57, 1-275 (1984).
Properties: Colorless liq, pleasant odor. d2020 0.975. bp 156°. Flash pt, open cup: 134°F (56°C). Sol in about 6 parts water. LD50 orally in rats: 5.1 g/kg (Smyth).
Boiling point: bp 156°
Flash point: Flash pt, open cup: 134°F (56°C)
Density: d2020 0.975
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 5.1 g/kg (Smyth)
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are vomiting; kidney damage; paralysis. Direct contact may cause irritation of eyes and nose. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 130. See also Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology vol. 2D, G. D. Clayton, F. E. Clayton, Eds. (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 4th ed., 1994) pp 2921-2925.
Use: Automobile lacquers to retard evaporation and impart high gloss.

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