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2-Butoxyethyl acetate

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2-Butoxyethyl acetate Chemical Properties
  • Melting point:-63°C
  • Boiling point:192 °C(lit.)
  • Density 0.942 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
  • vapor density 5.5 (vs air)
  • vapor pressure 0.29 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
  • refractive index n20/D 1.414
  • Flash point:169 °F
  • storage temp. Store below +30°C.
  • solubility 15g/l
  • form Liquid
  • color Clear
  • PH4 (10g/l, H2O, 20℃)
  • explosive limit0.88%, 33°F
  • Water Solubility Miscible with hydrocarbons and organic solvents. Slightly miscible with water.
  • BRN 1756960
  • Stability:Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
  • CAS DataBase Reference112-07-2(CAS DataBase Reference)
  • NIST Chemistry Reference2-Butoxyethyl acetate(112-07-2)
  • EPA Substance Registry SystemEthylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate (112-07-2)
Safety Information
  • Hazard Codes Xn
  • Risk Statements 20/21
  • Safety Statements 24
  • WGK Germany 1
  • RTECS KJ8925000
  • Autoignition Temperature644 °F
  • TSCA Yes
  • HS Code 29153990
  • Hazardous Substances Data112-07-2(Hazardous Substances Data)
  • ToxicityLD50 orally in Rabbit: 2400 mg/kg LD50 dermal Rabbit 1500 mg/kg
MSDS
2-Butoxyethyl acetate Usage And Synthesis
  • Chemical Propertiescolourless to pale yellow liquid with a mild odour
  • UsesHigh-boiling solvent for nitrocellulose lacquers, epoxy resins, multicolor lacquers; filmcoalescing aid for polyvinyl acetate latex.
  • General DescriptionColorless liquid with a weak fruity odor. Floats and mixes slowly with water.
  • Air & Water ReactionsWater soluble.
  • Reactivity Profile2-Butoxyethyl acetate is incompatible with the following: Oxidizers . 2-Butoxyethyl acetate is an ether-alcohol derivative. The ether being relatively unreactive. Flammable and/or toxic gases are generated by the combination of alcohols with alkali metals, nitrides, and strong reducing agents. They react with oxoacids and carboxylic acids to form esters plus water. Oxidizing agents convert alcohols to aldehydes or ketones. Alcohols exhibit both weak acid and weak base behavior. They may initiate the polymerization of isocyanates and epoxides.
  • Health HazardInhalation of concentrated vapor may cause headache, nausea, dizziness. Liquid causes irritation of eyes and mild irritation of skin. Ingestion produces same symptoms as inhalation.
  • Safety ProfileModerately toxic by ingestion and skin contact. Mild skin irritant. Flammable when exposed to heat, flame, or oxidizers. To fight fire, use alcohol foam. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes. See also ESTERS.
  • Purification MethodsShake the ester with anhydrous Na2CO3, filter and distil it in a vacuum. Redistillation can then be carried out at atmospheric pressure. [Dunbar & Bolstad J Org Chem 21 1041 1956, Beilstein 2 IV 215.]
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