Glycol Ether EB is an organic liquid with a sweet ether-type odor.

  • CAS #: 111-76-2
  • EINECS #: 203-905-0
  • Synonyms: 2 – Butoxyethanol; EB; Ethylene Glycol Butyl Ether
  • Formula: C4H9OCH2CH2OH


Glycol Ether EB is an organic liquid with a sweet ether-type odor. Part of the glycol ethers family and is a butyl ether of ethylene glycol. EB is considered low toxicity and affordable priced, thus making it is desirable for various applications.

Hazardous Information:

  • UN: 1993
  • ERG: 128
  • Packing Group: III/li>


Glycol Ether is typical used in most industrial applications as a surfactant. Glycol Ether (EB) can solvate both water-soluble and hydrophobic materials. The most common application for EB is used for is in paints and surface coatings as a surfactant and solvent. This varies based on the type of coating or paint. It is also commonly used in cleaning products and inks. Other applications include cosmetics, coupling agents, degreasers, rust removers, surface cleaners, and metal cleaners.

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