Dry it with CaSO4 or K2CO3, filter and fractionally distil it. Peroxides can be removed by refluxing with anhydrous SnCl2 or by filtration under slight pressure through a column of activated alumina. [Beilstein 1 IV 2377.]
Air & Water Reactions
Flammable. Water soluble.
ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHYL ETHER may react with oxidizing materials, i.e. hydrogen peroxide, to form peroxides. 2-Ethoxyethanol dissolves many oils, resins and waxes.
A clear colorless liquid. Flash point of 120°F. Less dense than water. Its vapors are heavier than air.
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ChEBI: A hydroxyether that is the ethyl ether derivative of ethylene glycol.
Special Hazards of Combustion Products: Toxic gases, such as carbon monoxide, may be produced in fire.
Some eye irritation. Inhalation of vapors causes irritation of nose.