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Ethylene Glycol Diacetate (EGDA)

ethylene glycol di-acetate

What is Ethylene Glycol Diacetate?

EGDA is a colourless, low odour solvent with a very slow evaporation profile that finds major applications in foundry core-binding and in thermoplastic acrylic coatings.

Product Identification

Product Name Ethylene Glycol Diacetate
Empirical Formula C6H10O4
CAS Number 111-55-7
Synonyms 1,2-Diacetoxyethane, Ethylene diacetate, Glycol diacetate
Physical State Colourless liquid
Hansen Number 9.5
Solubility in water 16.4% by weight
Boiling Point 186-187°C

EGDA offers an excellent combination of good environmental properties in association with its very low evaporation rate such as Low MIR, non-HAP, non-Sara and is biodegradable.


EGDA imparts excellent flow properties in baking lacquers and enamels and where thermoplastic acrylic resins are used.

EGDA is also a good solvent for cellulosic coatings and can be used in some ink systems such as screen inks.

It has found use as a perfume fixative, and has reported applications in waterborne adhesives.

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