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Chemical name: 2-Phenoxyethanol
Alias: 1-Hydroxy-2-phenoxyethane; 2-hydroxyethyl phenyl ether; Arosol; b-Hydroxyethyl phenyl ether; beta-phenoxyethyl alcohol; dowanol ep; dowanol eph
Molecular formula: C8H10O2
Molecular weight: 138.17
CAS No.: 122-99-6
Physical and chemical properties: colorless oily solvent with a little rose fragrance and burning smell. Melting point is 11-13°C, boiling point is 244℃, relative density is (20℃)1.11, refractive index (20℃) is 1.536～1.541. Easily soluble in alcohol, ether, acetone, glycerin and sodium hydroxide solution, slightly soluble in water 30 g/L (20°C) and olive oil.
Colorless transparent liquid
Relative density (20℃)
Heavy metal (Pb)
Soluble in ethyl alcohol, acetone and glyrecin; slightly soluble in water and olive oil
Uses: as penetrant and fungicide of detergents and cosmetics and; protective agent and diluent of spices; solvent and modifier of paint, ink and ball-point pen oil; environment-friendly carrier solvent for textile printing and dyeing.