Berryman Chemical Glycol Ether DB

Berryman Chemical Glycol Ether DB is a highly effective, high boiling, and slow-evaporating solvent and coupling agent, ideal for use in cleaning solutions and industrial cleaners due to its unique ability to dissolve a wide range of soils and lower the surface tension of cleaning formulations.

Chemical Name: Diethylene Glycol Butyl Ether

CAS Number: 112-34-5

Chemical Family: Glycol Ethers, Glycols

Synonyms: 2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethanol), Deg Butyl Ether, Deg Monobutyl Ether

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Glycol Ether DB is a high boiling, slow evaporating, hydrophilic glycol ether. It is an outstanding solvent & coupling agent. It has an alcohol component to dissolve water soluble soil & an ether component to dissolve oil soluble soils. It acts by itself or in combination with surfactants to lower the surface tension of cleaning solutions.

Applications & Uses

Compatible Polymers & Resins
Home Care Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications
Product Applications
  • Latex coalescent in water-based architectural and industrial coatings.
  • Coupling agent and solvent in household and industrial cleaners, rust removers, hard
  • Surface cleaners, and disinfectants.
  • Primary solvent in solvent-based silk screen printing inks.
  • Coupling solvent for resins and dyes in water-based printing inks.
  • Solvent for ball point and felt tip pen inks, and textile dyeing and printing.
  • Coalescent for latex adhesives.
  • Deactivator, stabilizer for agricultural pesticides.


Physical Form
Typical Physical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Molecular Weight162.2g/mol-
Boiling Point230°C-
Flash Point114°CSetaflash Closed Cup
Freeze Point-68°C-
Vapor Pressure (Extrapolated)0.03mmHg-
Specific Gravity (at 25/25°C)0.951--
Liquid Density0.955g/cm³-
Viscosity (at 25°C)6cPs-
Surface Tension (Undiluted)30dynes/cm-
Specific Heat (at 25°C)2.26J/g/°C-
Heat of Vaporization (at Normal Boiling Point)276J/g-
Net Heat of Combustion (25°C, Predicted)28.7kJ/g-
Auto Ignition Temperature210°C-
Evaporation Rate (n-butyl Acetate = 1)max. 0.01--
Solubility (at 25°C,in Water)955g/100g-
Hansen Solubility Parameters (Dispersion)16(J/cm³)¹/²-
Hansen Solubility Parameters (Polar)7(J/cm³)¹/²-
Hansen Solubility Parameters (Hydrogen Bonding)10.6(J/cm³)¹/²-
Partition Coefficient (n-octonol/water, log Pow)1--
Flammable Limits (in Air, Lower)0.85vol%-
Flammable Limits (in Air, Upper)24.6vol%-
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Puritymin. 99wt%
Aciditymax. 0.010wt%
Water Contentmax. 0.10wt%
Colormax. 10-Pt-Co

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