What is Diethylene glycol (DEG)
Diethylene glycol (DEG) is an organic compound used widely as a reactive solvent and in the manufacturing of plastics and other products. The preparation of DEG entails the partial hydrolysis of ethylene oxide, which produces varying amount of DEG and other glycols. DEG is also an extremely toxic material.
Brenntag North America is a leading diethylene glycol distributor in Canada. We can provide the right quantity of high-grade DEG for your manufacturing operation along with fast and efficient shipping to your facility.
buy Various grades of diethylene glycol
- Diethylene glycol
- Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether
Diethylene Glycol uses and applications
A primary application of DEG is as a reactive diol in the production of plasticizers, polyurethanes and polyester resins — as well as a solvent in oils, dyes, resins, and other organic compounds. It also acts as a humectant (a substance which helps to maintain moisture) in products such as glue, ink, and cork. Polyethylene glycol, a DEG derivative, can also be used as a food additive — but only if the DEG content does not exceed 0.2%.
Another popular diethylene glycol use is as an additive in personal care products such as skin lotions, creams, and deodorants. It also serves as a component in lubricants, brake fluid, wallpaper strippers, and heating and cooking fuel. Additionally, DEG is used as a surface-active agent in the production of functional fluids in closed systems and as an additive in paints and coatings.
DEG HEALTH HAZARDS
Ingestion of large amounts of diethylene glycol can lead to severe health issues such as kidney and liver degeneration and even death. The most serious symptoms typically begin to occur approximately 5-10 days after ingestion.
DIETHYLENE GLYCOL PROPERTIES AND CHARACTERISTICS
DEG is a colorless, sweet-tasting liquid with a molecular weight of 106.121 g/mol and an exact mass of 106.063 g/mol. The density of diethylene glycol is 1.118 g/mLm, while its melting point is −10.45° C (13.19° F). The boiling point of DEG is 244 to 245° C (471 to 473° F). The chemical formula of DEG is C4H10O3.
WHERE TO GET DIETHYLENE GLYCOL
If you’re looking to buy diethylene glycol in Canada, Brenntag, N.A. is your best source by far. With an inventory consisting of more than 10,000 chemicals and ingredients, we meet the needs of more than 180,000 customers. We’re also known for our prompt and attentive service and willingness to do whatever it takes to achieve our goal of total customer satisfaction.
Contact us to learn more about our DEG products and services today.
Complete the form to the right to start the conversation
This document is for informational purposes only. You accept sole responsibility for reading and complying with the Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s), as well as any other safety information, relating to the products listed herein. The information contained herein is based on Brenntag’s knowledge at the time of publication or release and not on any publications, independent studies, empirical evidence or other form of verification. You should not use or rely on any statements contained herein as a basis for any representations or warranties to your customers or end users as to the safety, efficacy or suitability of any product or for purposes of ensuring your compliance with any laws or regulations. Brenntag makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained herein or as to fitness of any product for any particular purpose. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as an authorization to use or an inducement to practice any patent, trade secret or other intellectual property right. Before producing and distributing any product, it is your sole responsibility to adequately test and document the performance of the product and acquire any required intellectual property rights. You assume all risks for failing to do so and Brenntag shall not be liable (regardless of fault) to you, your employees, customers or end users or any third party for direct, special or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the furnishing or use of this information. Please contact your local Brenntag representative if you have any questions about this information.