What is the BUTYL part of the chemical formula?

 CH3(CH2)2CH2 is the 2butyl part of the formula

Glycol: any of a class of organic chemicals characterized by having separate two hydroxyl (-OH) groups, contribute to high water solubility, hygroscopicity and reactivity with many organic compounds, on usually linear and aliphatic carbon chain. The general formula is CnH2n(OH)2 or (CH2)n(OH)2.
This is 2-butoxyethanol's chemical formula:  (CAS number 111-76-2)  Synonyms

C6H14O2/ CH3(CH2)2CH2OCH2CH2OH Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether *
EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 011501   tested for endocrine disruption *

What are synonyms for this?  www.valdezlink.com/same.htm


Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether (DB)  This is 2-(2-butoxyethanol)'s chemical formula:

 (CAS number 112-34-5)  Synonyms

EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 011501   tested for endocrine disruption *

DB is mainly used as the solvent for nitrocellulose,synthetic resin,painting,enamel,grease and paint deleting reagent. It is used as medicine extraction in pharmacy industry and resin plasticizer in plastics industry,fiber lubrication reagent in textile industry and dispersing ageng of chemical fiber oil regent. It also can be used as dispersing agent of pesticide, solvent for dry cleaning and cutting oil and organic synthetic intermediate,assist solvent of mineral oil emulsion and analysis reagent,can be used as the diluent of hydraulic liquid and high speed cutting oil in mechanism industry.

These are listed as solvents the Gulf War Troops 1990-1991 were exposed to    original source



C7H16O2  / CH3(CH2)3[OCH2CH(CH3)]nOH Be Careful what you clean with  * Fantastik



Found these in Mop & Glo, and my husband said his eyes were burning after using this product 4-28-09

Has 5% Diethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether (DM)  CAS number 111- 77-3  aka  2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)ethanol



Has 2% Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether (DE) CAS number 111-90-0  (3,6-dioxa-1-octanol, DEGEE)

May cause kidney damage.
Target Organs: Kidneys, eyes.


Is this the same thing?


Application DE is usually used as solvent for nitrocellulose,acetate fiber,synthetic resin,paint. It is used as coloring agent,stabilizer of emulsion,printing ink and vitamin B12 refine solvent in leather industry. And it is used as painting diluent, paint deleting agent and the raw material of making spray paint in coating industry. It also can be used as the dyestuff of making fiber in textile industry. And it can be used to make acetate and the stabilizer of emulsion. Besides the usage mentioned above, DE also can be used as solvent of wood dyestuff, petroleum soap, petroleum sulfonic acid. It also can be used as nonpainting coloring reagent and the intermediate of organic compound in organic synthetic industry and analysis chemistry agent.

Also used a lot as a jet fuel additive / suspect for drop in sperm in our Nation's men  *  * for primary harm to Vietnam Vets *


.THE LIST' per research of what happened to the Vietnam Vets - For Sure and Suspected - What happened to 500,000 soldiers


Look AlikeDo Vietnam Vets, Gulf war vets and civilians with CFIDS look alike?  Do they look like the Exxon Valdez oil spill 'bioremediation' workers?

Do Vets of all wars have similar health 'syndromes?'  *

Glycol ethers

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Glycol ethers are a group of solvents based on alkyl ethers of ethylene glycol commonly used in paints. These solvents typically have higher boiling point, together with the favorable solvent properties of lower molecular weight ethers and alcohols. Glycol ethers are also sometimes called by the trade name Cellosolve, with the original being ethyl cellosolve (ethylene glycol monoethyl ether).

Glycol ethers can be also derived of diethylene glycol (carbitols). Acetates of glycols are a similar kind of potent solvents.

Recent study suggests that occupational exposure to glycol ethers is related to low motile sperm count in men.[1]

Glycol ether solvents include:

  • Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (2-butoxyethanol, CH3CH2CH2CH2OCH2CH2OH), a widely used solvent in paintings and surface coatings, cleaning products * and inks  C6H14O2/ CH3(CH2)2CH2OCH2CH2OH  *

Dialkyl ethers:


Are we going to have more 2-butoxyethanol type Chemicals Released into the Air?  *

Examples of 'second hand solvent exposure'

Exposure 'looks like the flu'  <--- link 4-24-09