Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether

Diethylene Glycol Mono ethyl Ether is a very polar, slow evaporating, water miscible solvent with a low odor. It is an active solvent for cellulose acetate butyrate, nitrocellulose, epoxy resins, and other coating materials. It is used as a coalescent in latex paints and floor polishes, and as penetrating solvent in wood stains.


Molar Weight134.175 g/mol
Melting Point-76 °C
Boiling Point202 °C
Flash Point86°C
Density0.99 g/cc
FormsLiquid (clear), Colourless

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Hair care
  • Printing & Inks
  • Ink, toner and colourant
  • Textile handling
  • Solvents
  • Skin care products
  • Personal care
  • Cosmetic products
  • Beauty products
  • Paint and Coatings


  • Pulp & Paper
  • Cosmetics
  • Chemical Processing
  • Coatings & Construction

Synonyms: DE, 2 - ( 2 - Ethoxyethoxy) Ethanol, DE, DEGEE, Diethylene Glycol Ethyl Ether, Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether, Diglycol Monoethyl Ether, Ethoxy Diglycol, Ethoxy Diglycolether, Ethoxydiglycol, Ethyl Diglycol, Glycol Ether DE

Chemical Formula: C6H14O3

CAS Number: 111-90-0