A slow evaporating solvent that partitions primarily into the polymer phase of a waterborne coating and reduces minimum filming temperature. It can be used with associative thickeners to enhance application properties such as brushability or roll application in high performance coatings. This product functions as a coalescing aid in waterborne emulsion or dispersion coatings and is used in cleaners to remove greasy soils. Also used in metal deco inks.


Molar Weight190.3 g/mol
Boiling Point259.1°C
Flash Point126°C
FormsLiquid, White

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Plastics and polymers
  • De-icer
  • Solvents
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal care


  • Pharma
  • Polymers

Synonyms: Diethylene glycol mono butyl ether, Diethylene Glycol Monohexyl Ether

Chemical Formula: C6H13(OCH2CH2)2OH

CAS Number: 112-59-4