Is an ethylene glycol monoethyl ether. It is used as a solvent in paints, an additive for jet fuel, a component for leather finishing agents, a separating agent for azeotropic rectification of styrene and hydrocarbons, an intermediate for certain solvents production.
Characteristics of ethyl cellosolve
Technical requirements: GOST 8313-88
Chemical name: 2-ethoxy ethanol
Empirical formula: C2Н5ОСН2СН2ОН
|Density at 20 °C, g/cm3, within||0.928–0.930||0.928–0.933|
|Color, Hazen, max.||8||20|
|Water, % wt., max.||0.1||0.3|
|Ethyl cellosolve, % wt., min.||99.5||97.0|
|Saponification number, mg KOH/g, max.||0.5||0.5|
|Acids in terms of acetic acid, % wt., max.||0.005||0.006|
|Refraction index, within||1.407–1.409||1.407–1.409|
|Water miscibility||Test passed|
Supply form: Transparent flammable liquid without mechanical impurities.
Packaging: Product is shipped in non-galvanized railway tank-cars and tank-trucks and steel non-galvanized drums.
Transportation: Ethyl cellosolve is transported by railway, motor, water and air means of covered transport.
Storage: Ethyl cellosolve storage in tightly sealed steel non-galvanized reservoirs. Drummed ethyl cellosolve is stored in sheltered warehouses suitable for flammables storage.