Ethyl cellosolve is a colorless, transparent, flammable liquid with an alcoholic odor. Let's dissolve in water, alcohols, glycols, diethyl ether, acetone, chloroform and other organic solvents. Cellosolves are monoalkyl ethers of ethylene glycol.
Ethyl cellosolve dissolves cellulose nitrates and acetates. 2-Ethoxyethanol is toxic and can be absorbed by inhalation of vapors or through the skin. Causes damage to the kidneys, liver, central nervous system.