Butyl Glycol

IUPAC Name: 2-Butoxyethanol
HS Code: 2905.39.10
Formula: C6H14O2
Appearance: Clear, Colourless Liquid
CAS No: 111-76-2|
Common Names: Butyl Cellosolve

Butyl glycol is an organic solvent with a boiling point of 171-172°C. It is a clear, colorless liquid that is miscible in water and soluble in most organic solvents which smell like ether. Butyl glycol belongs to the family of primary alcohols. These are compounds comprising the primary alcohol functional group, with the general structure RCOH (R=alkyl, aryl). It is a relatively non-volatile, inexpensive solvent with modest surfactant properties. Butyl glycol has many names including 2-butoxyethanol, ethylene glycol, monobutyl ether, ethylene glycol butyl ether, ethylene glycol, n-butyl ether, butyl cellosolve, and butyl Toxicol.

Test Description Specification Limits (Min) Specification Limits (Max) Unit Of Measure Test Method
Butyl Glycol 99.0 %(w/w)
Water 0.10 %(w/w) ASTM E-203
Acidity as Acetic acid 0.01 %(w/w) ASTM D-1613
Color, PTCO 10 ASTM D-1209
Specific Gravity 0.9005 0.9040 ASTM D-4052
Appearance, P/F Clear, Clean Liquid ASTM D-2090


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