1,2-dimethoxyethane appears as a liquid with a sharp odor. Less dense than water. Flash point 34°F. Mildly toxic by ingestion and inhalation. Severely irritates skin and eyes. Vapors heavier than air. Used to make other chemicals.1,2-dimethoxyethane is a diether that is the 1,2-dimethyl ether of ethane-1,2-diol. It has a role as a non-polar solvent. It derives from an ethylene glycol.