Ethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether

Synonyms: «beta»-Methoxyethanol; Dowanol EM; Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether; Methoxyethanol; Methyl cellosolve; Monomethyl glycol; MECS; Poly-Solv EM; 1-Hydroxy-2-methoxyethane; 2-Methoxy-1-ethanol; 2-Methoxyethanol; HOCH2CH2OCH3; 2-Hydroxyethyl methyl ether; Aethylenglykol-monomethylaether; Ether monomethylique de l'ethylene-glycol; Ethylene glycol methyl ether; Glycol monomethyl ether; Glycolmethyl ther; Methoxyhydroxyethane; Methyl glycol; Methyl oxitol
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Used as a solvent for many different purposes such as varnishes, dyes, and resins. It is also used as an additive in airplane deicing solutions. In organometallic chemistry it is commonly used for the synthesis of Vaska’s complex and related compounds such as ruthenium hydridechlorocarbonyl tristriphenylphosphine. During these reactions the alcohol acts as a source of hydride and carbon monoxide.