What is Butylglycol (EGBE/Cellosolve)?
Butylglycol, also known as EGBE (ethylene glycol monobutyl ether) or Cellosolve, is an organic compound with the chemical formula C6H14O2. It is a colorless liquid with a mild, sweetish odor and is known for its dissolving properties.
What do you use Butylglycol (EGBE / Cellosolve)?
- Solvent: Often used in paint, varnish and coating industry due to its slow evaporation rate.
- Cleaners: In many industrial cleaners because of its fat dissolving properties.
- Ink production: As a component in printing inks.
- Textile processing: Helps penetrate dyes into textiles.
Dangers of Butylglycol (EGBE/Cellosolve)
Butylglycol can cause respiratory irritation when inhaled. On direct contact, it can irritate the skin and eyes. It is essential to work in well-ventilated environments and use protective equipment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Is Butylglycol harmful?
Yes, direct exposure can cause irritation, so it’s important to take protective measures.
- In which industries is Butylglycol most commonly used?
It is mainly used in the paint and coating industry, as well as in the production of detergents and inks.
- Where can I find more information about Butylglycol?
For more detailed details, please visit [Pubchem – Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether].
Where can I buy high quality Butylglycol?
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