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Structure Formula
Formular C8H10O2
Molecular weight 138.16
CAS No.: 122-99-6
EINECS No.: 204-589-7
Synonyms 2-hydroxyethyl phenyl ether; Ethylene glycol mono phenyl ether; 1-Hydroxy-2-phenoxyethane; Ethylene glycol phenyl ether; phenylmonoglycol ether; EPH; phenoxyethanol;


2-Phenoxyethanol, also known as EPH, is an organic compound with the formula C8H10O2, which is synthesized by etherification of ethylene glycol and phenol. The appearance is colorless and slightly viscous liquid, with aromatic odor, slightly soluble in water, easily soluble in ethanol and sodium hydroxide. 2-Phenoxyethanol is a kind of high boiling point, high permeability, low volatility solvent, it can dissolve in water, but also can dissolve in oil, easy to use. Therefore, in recent years, it has been used more and more frequently in the light industrial daily chemical industry.


The production process of EPH: in the presence of sodium acetate or sodium peroxide, phenol and ethylene oxide are added to the reaction, and the reaction product is then distilled under vacuum.


2-Phenoxyethanol’s properties of antibacterial, low toxicity, and chemical inactivity to copper and lead (commonly used with quaternary ammonium salts) , have led to its frequent use as a substitute for the highly toxic sodium azide in biological buffer solutions, and as a preservative in cosmetics, skin care products, vaccines, and pharmaceuticals.


UniVOOK Provides 2-Phenoxyethanol(EPH) in all specification grades (pharmaceutical, electronic, cosmetic, industrial) and is widely used as an extremely important functional chemical in various industries due to its high quality stability. For example, as a solvent for impressions, engravings, printing tables and ballpoint pen inks that require penetration; Used as an ideal solvent for cellulose acetate, resins, dyes, photosensitive materials, etc. Used as gas chromatography fixed liquid, chromatographic analysis standard; Used as a fish anesthetic to calm fish, reduce activity, reduce oxygen consumption, reduce CO and NH3 excretion, in order to facilitate the conduct of oxytocin and other operations: takes the roles as a fragrance, preservative and fungicide in cosmetic formulations like skin care, face mask, body lotion, face cream, eyes cream and haircare;


Features of 2-Phenoxyethanol(EPH)from UniVOOK Chemical


— EPH, diagnosed as a prototypical natural solvent with accelerated boiling factors and minimum toxicity, is generally known as the “generic solvent.” It has well-known moderate solubility in water while demonstrating solubility in ethanol and sodium hydroxide. This specific mixture of homes underscores its versatility, making it an effective answer across various packages and industries.


— Exhibiting an extraordinary rose perfume, exceptional miscibility, minimum volatility, and robust permeability.


— Assist clients with personalized manufacturing answers;


— Deliver ultra-high purity 2-phenoxyethanol (EPH) at the purity of 99.9%;


UniVOOK Chemical supports and serves customers in Europe market by proudly offering 2-Phenoxyethanol (EPH) with REACH Registration Certificate;



Check our new product 1-phenoxy-2-Propanol(PPH) with REACH Registration Certificate.

mark Phenoxyethanol is used as a solvent, enhancer, movie-forming agent, and cleansing agent within industries with ink, coating, printing, dyeing, cellulose, acrylic resin, epoxy resin, and more.
mark In natural synthesis, 1-Hydroxy-2-phenoxyethane serves as an essential raw cloth for manufacturing PVC plasticizers and spice-protecting sellers.
mark Cosmetic grade 2-phenoxyethanol (EPH) takes on roles as a fragrance, preservative and fungicide in cosmetic formulations like skin care, face mask, body lotion, face cream, eyes cream and haircare;
mark In the pharmaceutical region, excessive-purity phenoxyethanol acts as a solvent, meeting the stringent requirements of pharmaceutical applications.
mark In the dye and pigment enterprise, EPH serves as an intermediate for dyes and capabilities as a dispersant for pigments;
Appearance: Colorless transparent liquid
Relative Density(20),g/cm3: 1.11
pH: 5.6-6.4
Active ContentWt%: 99 – 99.9
Boiling Point101.3kPa,: 245
Flashing Point(close cup), : 128
Phenol Content, ppm: 20 max.
Moisture, (Wt), %: 0.10 max
Chroma,Hazen(Pt-Co) 10 max
Shelf Life

Under proper storage conditions, the shelf life is 12 months

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