Sektor7G (Stranger)
02-05-02 21:00
No 265573
      Butoxyethanol  Bookmark   

I was rumbleing through the shed out back today and ran across this chemical called Butoxyethanol. I was wandering if its usefull in any rxn's?
(Chief Bee)
02-06-02 03:01
No 265687
      Re: Butoxyethanol  Bookmark   

It might be of use as a washing solvent, but nothing else in particular.
(Hive Bee)
01-26-03 23:22
No 401692
      Not at all?  Bookmark   

Recently came across the same stuff and saw in merck that it is miscible with water. If one was pursuing a reaction that generally called for THF/water or DMF/water as solvent system, and terminal alcohols weren't an issue for the reaction, couldn't it be used in place of THF or DMF?

Could be being completely ignorant here. Part of the reasoning comes from seeing ethylene glycol monomethyl ether being used in rxns.

(Chief Bee)
01-27-03 19:37
No 401911
      glymes  Bookmark   

Another name for it would be ethyleneglycol monobutyl ether, so it should behave analogous to the monomethyl ether. Not many rxns call for that one though.