Glycol Ethers in Europe are classified according to Regulation EC No. 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP). As laid out in the regulation, glycol ethers have been assessed against pre-defined criteria using all of the available data, including the results of research work carried out by the producers of these substances.

Please find below the information for DEGME (2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethanol)):

For more information on the classification history please download our overview paper:

Classification history of DEGME

More recently following the inclusion of DEGME on ATP 18 a FAQ document was developed.

This FAQ sheet provides detailed answers and facts to customers of DEGME (CAS 111-77-3) on the classification of DEGME as Reprotoxic 2 and related restriction on uses