2-Methoxyethanol Identifiers CAS number ChemSpider UNII DrugBank KEGG ChEBI ChEMBL Jmol-3D images Image 1 Properties Molecular formula C3H8O2 Molar mass 76.09 g/mol Density 0.965 g/cm3 Melting point
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2-Methoxyethanol, or methyl cellosolve, is an organic compound that is used mainly as a solvent. It is a clear, colorless liquid with an ether-like odor. It is in a class of solvents known as glycol ethers which are notable for their ability to dissolve a variety of different types of chemical compounds and for their miscibility with water and other solvents. It can be formed by the nucleophilic attack of methanol on protonated oxirane followed by proton transfer.
2-Methoxyethanol is used as a solvent for many different purposes such as varnishes, dyes, and resins. It is also used as an additive in airplane deicing solutions.
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