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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ DE Solvent

  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto refinish
  • Brake fluids
  • Fabric care
  • Graphic arts
  • Hard surface care
  • Industrial cleaners
  • Institutional cleaners
  • Process solvents
  • Protective coatings
  • Textile
  • Wood coatings
Key Attributes
  • Good coupling efficiency
  • Good solvent activity
  • Inert - Food use with limitations
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Low odor
  • Low volatility/Low vapor pressure
  • Miscible with water and most organic liquids
  • REACH compliant
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Slow evaporation rate

Product Description

Eastman DE Solvent (Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether) is a very polar, slow evaporating, water miscible solvent with a low odor. It is an active solvent for cellulose acetate butyrate, nitrocellulose, epoxy resins, and other coating materials. Eastman™ DE solvent is used as a coalescent in latex paints and floor polishes, and as penetrating solvent in wood stains.

The established LVP-VOC exemption criteria, applicable in some states, can be reviewed in California’s Consumer Product Regulation. Visit the California Air Resource Board website for regulatory information.

The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products, and in Food Use Pesticide Products with limitations, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, click here.

Typical Properties

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid 0.01 wt % max.
Assay 99.0 wt % min.
Autoignition TemperatureD 2155204 °C (400 °F)
Blush Resistance 
     @ 80°F (26.7°C) 76 % RH
Boiling Point @ 760 mm Hg 
     Dry Point 204 °C (399 °F)
     Initial 198 °C (388 °F)
     Pt-Co 10 max.
Critical Pressure  31 ATM
Critical Temperature 358.8 °C
Critical Volume 420 ml/g·mol
Dilution Ratio 
     Toluene 1.9
     VMP Naphtha Immiscible
Electrical Resistance <0.2 Megohms
Empirical Formula C6H14O3
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1) 605.1
     (n-butyl acetate = 1) 0.02
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C 0.0009
Explosive Limits in Air 
     Lower @ 135°C 1.2 Vol %
     Upper @ 182°C 23.5 Vol %
Fire Point 96 °C (205 °F)
Flash Point 
     Tag Closed Cup 91 °C (195 °F)
     Tag Open Cup 96 °C (205 °F)
Freezing Point -90 °C (-130 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding 12.7
     Nonpolar 16.1
     Polar 7.8
     Total 21.9
Heat of Combustion -817.4 kcal/g·mol
Heat of Vaporization 11170 cal/g·mol
Liquid Heat Capacity 
     @ 25°C 73 cal/(g*mol)(°C)
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 20°C 4.5 cP (mPa·s)
Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) 3.19
Molecular Weight 134.17
Nitrocellulose Solubility Active
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C 1.426
     in Water, @ 20°C Complete
     Water in, @ 20°C Complete
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C 0.99
Surface Tension 
     @ 20°C 32.2 dynes/cm
Vapor Density 
     (air = 1) 4.6
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C 0.095 mm Hg
     @ 55°C 0.49 kPa
     @ 20°C 0.99 kg/L (8.25 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.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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