Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate
- 2-Butoxyethyl acetate
- Butyl glycol acetate
Colorless liquid, pleasant, sweet, fruity odor.
High-boiling solvent for nitrocellulose lacquers, epoxy resins, multicolor lacquers, film coalescing aid for polyvinyl acetate latex.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
-64 - -62
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.5 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
395 ppm (0.03%) at 20 C (calculated)
190 (diethyl ether = 1)
0.9416 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
1.4154 (20 C)
6.8 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition. Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Remove all sources of ignition. Provide ventilation.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Irritating and toxic fumes and gases.
Upper exp. limit, %
Lower exp. limit, %
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Combustible Liquid. May be ignited by heat, sparks, and flame. Containers may explode when heated. Extinguishing media: Use alcohol foam.
Moderate fire hazard; when exposed to heat, flame or oxidizers.
NIOSH REL: TWA 5 ppm (33 mg/m3)
CNS depression, including coma, may occur following massive ingestions. Seizures have been reported following ingestions. Fetal toxicity has only been observed in animals at maternally toxic doses.
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May cause kidney damage. May cause central nervous system depression.
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Causes mild skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
May cause eye irritation.
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
USCG CHRIS Code
2915 39 90
IMO Chemical Code
IMO Pollution Category
IMO Hazard code