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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ Ethylene Glycol Diacetate

  • Auto OEM
  • Auto refinish
  • Graphic arts
  • Paints & coatings
Key Attributes
  • High blush resistance
  • Low MIR value
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • Predicted to be readily biodegradable*
  • Slow evaporation rate

Product Description
Eastman™ Ethylene Glycol Diacetate (EGDA) is a colorless, low odor, very slow-evaporating solvent that gives good flow-out to baking lacquers and enamels. Its major uses are in thermoplastic acrylic coatings as a reflow solvent and in foundry core-binding applications.

*Modeled using The Estimation Programs Interface (EPI) Suite™ (EPA), BIOWIN v4.10 module

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid0.10 wt % max.
Assay98.0 wt % min.
Autoignition Temperature482 °C (900 °F)
     BP99.7 °C (211.5 °F)
     Wt % Water84.6 wt %
Blush Resistance 
     @ 80°F (26.7°C)96 % RH
Boiling Point 
     @ 760 mm Hg187-193 °C (369-379 °F)
     Pt-Co15 max.
Critical Pressure 30.5 ATM
Critical Temperature379.8 °C
Critical Volume416 ml/g·mol
Dilution Ratio 
Electrical Resistance5 Megohms
Empirical FormulaC6H10O4
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1)605.1
     (n-butyl acetate = 1)0.02
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C0.00095
Flash Point 
     Tag Closed Cup88 °C (191 °F)
Freezing Point-42 °C (-44 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding9.8
Heat of Combustion-647.4 kcal/g·mol
Heat of Vaporization10840 cal/g·mol
Liquid Heat Capacity 
     @ 25°C61.44 cal/(g*mol)(°C)
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 20°C2.9 cP (mPa·s)
Molecular Weight146.14
Nitrocellulose SolubilityActive
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C1.4159
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C1.10
     in Water, @ 20°C16.4 wt %
     Water in, @ 20°C7.6 wt %
Surface Tension 
     @ 20°C33.7 dynes/cm
Vapor Density 
     (air = 1)5
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C0.2 mm Hg
     @ 55°C0.18 kPa
     @ 20°C1.11 kg/L (9.22 lb/gal)

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

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10/12/2020 5:25:43 PM