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Used in industry for degreasing and detergent applications.2-n-Butoxyethanol is used in the industry for degreasing and detergent applications. It acts as a surfactant in domestic and industrial products. It is an active component of fracturing fluids, drilling stabilizers and oil slick dispersants. It is also used as a solvent for paints, surface coatings, cleaning products and inks. Further, it is employed as a food additive, antimicrobial agent, defoamer, stabilizer and adhesive. In addition to this, it is used as a whiteboard cleaner, liquid soap, cosmetic, dry cleaning solution, lacquer, varnishe and latex paint.
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Hazard Statements: H227-H302-H312-H332-H315-H319
Combustible liquid. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Harmful if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210u-P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.