A high boiling point, slow evaporating solvent with excellent solvency characteristics.It has the characteristic structure of glycol ethers and contains both ether and alcohol functional groups in the same molecule. As a result, it provides unique cleaning power for removal of both water-soluble and greasy (water insoluble) soils. The linear hexyl portion of this provides excellent oil solubility characteristics that make it useful in both consumer and industrial cleaner applications. It plays an important role in specialty printing inks. Because of its limited water solubility and slow evaporation, it can be used in formulations for the silk screen process to prevent premature setting of the ink.


Molar Weight146.2 g/mol
Boiling Point208°C
Flash Point99°C
FormsLiquid (clear), Colourless

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Ink, toner and colourant
  • Solvents


  • Pharma
  • Cleaning

Synonyms: Ethylene glycol mono hexyl ether, 2-Hexyloxyethanol

Chemical Formula: C6H13OCH2CH2OH

CAS Number: 112-25-4