Carbitol Solvent

More commonly known as Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether.

Chemical Nomenclature

  • 2-(2-Ethoxyethoxy)ethanol (IUPAC)

  • Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether


  • CARBITOL Solvent


  • High boiling point

  • Low vapor pressure

  • Promotes uniform dispersion; translucent to clear

  • Promotes the production of intense, bright shades for textiles

  • Fast-acting mutual solvents


Carbitol Solvent is used as a solvent in a variety of applications, such as:

  • Printing and textile dyeing

  • Household and industrial cleaners

  • Wood stains and coatings

  • Mineral oil-soap and mineral oil-sulfonated oil mixtures

Physical Properties

AppearanceClear Colourless Liquid
Colour (APHA)10 Max
Specific Gravity @20°C0.985 - 0.995
Boiling range : IBP (°C)195.0 Min
Boiling range : DP (°C)205.0 Max
Acidity as acetic acid (%)0.010 Max
Moisture w.w (%)0.20 Max
Purity by GC (%)99.00 Min