Diethylene glycol (DEG)

Trade name of the product: diethylene glycol (DEG)

Chemical name of the compound: 2.2’-oxydiethanol

Synonyms: 2.2’-oxydiethanol; bis(2-hydroxyethyl) ether; diglycol; 2-hydroxyethyl ether; 2-(2-hydroxyethoxy)ethanol; 2-(2-hydroxy-ethoxy)-ethanol; 2-(2-hydroxyethoxy)-ethanol; 2,2’-dihydroxyethylether; 2,2’-oxybis-ethanol; 2,2’-oxydi-ethanol; 2,2’-oxyethanol; 2,2-di(hydroxyethyl) ether

Chemical and physical properties:
clear, colorless and odorless liquid with a slightly sweetish taste, hygroscopic, with a low volatileness. It is an excellent solvent for water-insoluble chemical compounds and drugs.

Application:
Used among others to produce unsaturated polyester resins, thermoplastic polyurethanes and plastifiers, as an additive in producing glass and cement, furniture, shoe polishes, printing inks, plaster boards, emulsifiers and anti-freezes, beauty products, lubricants, brake fluids, wallpaper removers and as an agent heating up or cooling down the fuel.

Health safety:
If swallowed, it can cause: sleepiness, alimentary tract disorders and muscle weakness. If consumed in big quantities, it can cause the degeneration of the kidneys and the liver, and death. The liquid can cause a slight irritation of the skin. High concentrations can cause a slight irritation of the air passages.

Chemical formula: C4 H10 O3
Density: 1.118 g/cm3
WE/EINECS number: 203-872-2
Index number: 603-140-00-6