Methyl Cellosolve?Acetate
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Title: Methyl Cellosolve® Acetate (Carbide and Carbon Chem.)
CAS Registry Number: 110-49-6
CAS Name: 2-Methoxyethanol acetate
Additional Names: ethylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate
Molecular Formula: C5H10O3
Molecular Weight: 118.13
Percent Composition: C 50.84%, H 8.53%, O 40.63%
Line Formula: CH3OCH2CH2OOCCH3
Literature References: Toxicity data: H. F. Smyth et al., J. Ind. Hyg. Toxicol. 23, 259 (1941). Series of articles on toxicology: Environ. Health Perspect. 57, 1-275 (1984).
Properties: Colorless liquid. d2020 1.0067. bp 145°. mp -65.1°. nD20 1.4019. Miscible with water, most organic solvents, oils; dissolves gums, resins. LD50 orally in rats: 3.4 g/kg (Smyth).
Melting point: mp -65.1°
Boiling point: bp 145°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.4019
Density: d2020 1.0067
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 3.4 g/kg (Smyth)
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are kidney damage; brain damage. Direct contact may cause eye, nose and throat irritation. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 202. 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 2918-2921.
Use: Industrial solvent.

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