Triethylene glycol monoethyl ether
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Triethylene glycol monoethyl ether
Alias
2-(2-(2-Ethoxyethoxy)ethoxy)ethanol
3,6,9-Trioxaundecan-1-ol
Triethylene glycol ethyl ether
Triglycol monoethyl ether
Ethanol, 2-(2-(2-ethoxyethoxy)ethoxy)-
Category
Non-ionic surfactants-Polyether
CAS No.
112-50-5
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C8H18O4
Molecular Weight: 178.23
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: colorless transparent liquid.
Odor: faint characteristic odor.
Solubility: soluble in water.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: rat oral LD50: 7750mg/Kg;
rabbit skin LD50: 8mL/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: 5799mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent cleansing, solubilizing, dispersing, lubricating abilities.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
Actives*, %, ≥
98
 
pH (25℃, 1%)
5.0-7.0
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Widely use as solvent. eg: perfume, dye, paints, resins, personal care products.
Cleansing agent, paint remover in industrial cleaning.
Cleansing agent in household cleaning.
Use as brake fluid component.
Use as intermediate in organic synthesis.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:112-50-5
Update: 20130928(1);

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