A clear colorless liquid with a pleasant odor. Flash point of 120°F. Less dense than water. Vapors are heavier than air.
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: Will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames. Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. Containers may explode when heated. Many liquids are lighter than water.
Air & Water Reactions
Flammable. Slightly soluble in water.
Vapors irritate nose and eyes in high concentrations. Liquid irritates skin in prolonged or repeated contact.
Shake the ethoxy-ethane with anhydrous Na2CO3, filter and distil it in a vacuum. Redistillation can then be carried out at atmospheric pressure. [Dunbar & Bolstad J Org Chem 21 1041 1956, Beilstein 2 IV 214.]
Mixing Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate in equal molar portions with any of the following substances in a closed container caused the temperature and pressure to increase: chlorosulfonic acid, oleum, and vinyl acetate, NFPA 1991.
Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate (also known as 2-Ethoxyethyl Acetate) belongs to the family of glycol ethers that are commonly used in paints and cleaners, e. g. for cellulose nitrate paints. Its properties can also be exploited in coatings for brushing on, dip coating and spraying, and for stove enamels. 2-Ethoxyethyl acetate is also used as a liquid pesticide product1. It is used as a solvent dissolve resin, leather, ink, for the formulation of paints, lacquers and varnishes for industrial use. It is also used to study the field evaluation of a passive badge for measuring the level of 2-ethoxyethyl acetate. It is also used to study the field evaluation of a passive badge. Another application for 2-Ethylhexyl Acetate is as an additive in cleaners and paint removers.