Methyl Carbitol?
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Title: Methyl Carbitol® (Carbide and Carbon Chem.)
CAS Registry Number: 111-77-3
CAS Name: 2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)ethanol
Additional Names: diethylene glycol monomethyl ether; methyl digol
Molecular Formula: C5H12O3
Molecular Weight: 120.15
Percent Composition: C 49.98%, H 10.07%, O 39.95%
Line Formula: CH3OCH2CH2OCH2CH2OH
Literature References: Toxicity data: Smyth et al., J. Ind. Hyg. Toxicol. 23, 259 (1941).
Properties: Liquid. d420 1.035. mp <-84°. bp 193°. nD27 1.4264. Flash pt, open cup: 200°F (93°C). Miscible with water, alc, glycerol, ether, acetone, DMF. LD50 orally in rats: 9.21 g/kg (Smyth).
Melting point: mp <-84°
Boiling point: bp 193°
Flash point: Flash pt, open cup: 200°F (93°C)
Index of refraction: nD27 1.4264
Density: d420 1.035
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 9.21 g/kg (Smyth)
Use: Used in the same way as 2-ethoxyethanol where a solvent with a higher boiling point is required.

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