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  • Glycol ethers are a group of solvents based on alkyl ethers of ethylene glycol commonly used in paints. These solvents typically have a higher boiling point, together with the favorable solvent properties of lower molecular weight of ethers and alcohols.
  • The word "Cellosolve" was registered in 1924 as a United States trademark by Carbide & Carbon Chemicals Corp. for "Solvents for Gums, Resins, Cellulose Esters, and the first one was ethyl cellosolve (ethylene glycol mono ethyl ether), with the name now generic for glycol ethers.Glycol ethers can be also derived of diethylene glycol (carbitols).
  • The ethylene glycol ethers with alkyl chains of one or more carbon atoms: EGME,
  • 2-Methoxyethanol(EGME), or methyl cellosolve, is an organic compound that is used mainly as a solvent for different purposes such as vanishes, dyes and resins and also used as an additive in airplane deicing solutions.
  •  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.
  • EGEE is a component of many cleaning agents, epoxy coating, paints and is an anti-icing fuel additive in aviation and also a chemical intermediate in production of another solvent, EGEEA.
  • EGEEA is used in automobile lacquers where it retards blushing and evaporation and imparts a high gloss and also used as solvent for nitrocellulose, oils and as a component of varnish removers.
  • EGMEA is used in semiconductor industry, photographic films, lacquers and silk-screening inks.
  • EGME is metabolized by an alcohol dehydrogenase to methoxyacetaldehyde, which is then metabolized by aldehyde dehydrogenase to methoxyacetic acid.
  • The glycol ether gives the composition the ability to penetrate into the cracks between two seized or corroded elements and dissolve any rust or corrosion parts.
  • A penetrating and lubricating composition consisting of a silicone lubricant dissolved in a glycol ether carrier having a very low surface tension.
  • Grignard reagents prepared in the presence of diethylene glycol dibutyl ether have improved yields and stability, including storage stability, at room temperature.
  • Glycol Ethers.
  • Types of  Glycol Ethers.
  • Properties.
  • Phenoxyethanol.
  • 2-Butoxyethanol.
  • Butoxyethanol Properties.
  • 2-Ethoxyethanol.
  • 2-Methoxyethanol.

Raw Materials

  • Ethylene oxide.
  • Ethylene.
  • Ethyl alcohol.


  • Polyethylene Glycol Ether.
  • Ethylene Glycol Monohexyl Ether.
  • 2-Butoxyethanol.
  • Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether.
  • Butyl Carbitol.
  • 2-Ethoxyethanol.
  • Ethylene Glycol Butyl Ether.


  • MSDS of Glycol Ether.
  • Safety Data Sheet of Cellosolve.
  • Carbitols MSDS.
  • Material Safety Sheet of Glycol Solvents.
  • MSDS of EGME (Methyl Cellosolve).
  • MSDS of EGBE (Butyl Glycol).
  • Glycol Ether DE MSDS.
  • Safety sheet of Glycol Ethers.
  • Carbitols Safety Data sheet.
  • Glycol Ether  Solvents MSDS.
  • Ethyl Cellosolve Material Data Sheet.


  • Effect of EGME in copper clad laminate factories.
  • Fourier-Transform infrared study of ethylene glycol.
  • Measuring Exposures to Glycol Ethers.
  • Identification of impurities affecting commercial ethylene glycol UV transmittance.
  • Hepatic effects among workers exposed to EGME acetate.
  • Risks of Spontaneous abortion and subfertility.


  • Toxicity of Glycol Ether Alkoxy acid metabolites in the embryonic stem cell test.
  • Hazard Evaluation of Glycol Ethers.
  • Toxicity Summary of EGME.
  • Ethylene Glycol MonoEthyl Ether Acetate.
  • Toxic Effects of Glycol Ethers.
  • Toxicity of EG MonoEthyl Ether.


  • Suppliers from United States.
  • China Suppliers.
  • Indian Suppliers.

Company Profile

  • Company from Canada.
  • Manufacturer from China.
  • Company from Mumbai.
  • Company from India.
  • Company from Netherland.
  • Company from Sanghai.
  • Manufacturer from Spain.


  • Consultancy from Delhi.
  • Consultancy from Italy.
  • Consultants from USA.
  • Consultants from UK.
  • Consultants from NewYork.


  • Electromechanical transducer comprising a polyurethane polymer with glycol ether.
  • Disinfectant spray cleanser containing glycol ethers.
  • Process for the preparation of water-soluble polymers.
  • Glycol Ether compositions useful for metal recovery.
  • Process for production of high purity phenolic glycol ether.
  • Glycol Ether penetrating and lubricating composition.
  • Composition containing chlorinated hydrocarbons ketones and glycol ethers.
  • Use of hydroxyalkyl polyethylene glycol ethers as surfactants.
  • Hydraulic fluid composition containing glycol ethers & borate ester.
  • Preparing Grignard reagents in Diethylene glycol dibutyl ether.


  • Determination of Surface Area of Fine-Grained soils by EGME method.
  • Glycol Ether Ester solvents used in Coating Industry.
  • Effects of ethylene glycol ethers on cell viability in the human neuroblastoma.


  • Evaluation of exposure to ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetates.
  • Ethylene Glycol intoxication with and without simultaneous diabetic ketoacidosis.





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