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Ethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 18, 2023.

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether (C8H16O4) an ethylene-series glycol ether. Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether is a colorless liquid with a mild odor. It is dissolvable in water and most organic solvents. Glycol ethers are primarily used as solvents in various formulations, such as: cleaning fluids, paints and wood stains, coatings and inks.[1]

List of medications using Ethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether


  1. [1]Dow Chemicals. Product Safety Assessment Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether. Sept. 2007. Accessed April 1, 2014.

Further information

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