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 — the United States allows only a small amount of the compound when used as a food additive.

  • Synonyms: 2, 2' – Oxydiethanol, DEG, Diethylene Glycol, Diglycol, Ethanol, 2, 2' – oxybis, Ethylene Diglycol
  • INCI: Diethylene Glycol
  • Chemical formula: C2H6O2
  • CAS #: 111-46-6
  • Hazard: • GHS08 – Health Hazard GHS07 - Harmful

BUY VARIOUS GRADES OF DIETHYLENE GLYCOL (DEG)

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Diethylene Glycol
Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether

Product specifications

Characteristics
AppearanceSlight viscous liquid, colorless
OdorMild
SolubilitiesSoluble in water
Boiling point244 -250 oC / 471- 482 oF
Molecular weight106.12 g/mol
Weight per gallon9.35 lbs/gal
ClassGlycol, Non-HAP Solvent, Solvent
GradesIndustrial, ACS, USP, NF Grade

Uses and Applications for Diethylene Glycol (DEG)

Diethylene Glycol uses include adhesives & cements, aircraft deicing fluid, antifreeze, cement grinding aid, chemical intermediate, cork, deicing fluid, foundry binders, freeze point depressant, gas dehydration, glass grinding aid, heat transfer fluid, humectant, ink solvent, joint cement, mold release agent, paint solvent, plasticizer, polyester polyols, solvent, tobacco, unsaturated polyester resin.

  • Personal Care: It is used in formulations of skin cream, lotions and deodorants.
  • Lubricants: It is used as a drying agent in this industry.
  • Textile: It is used as a solvent in textile dyeing and printing.
  • Others: It is used as a selective solvent for aromatics in petroleum refining.

Quick Answers

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 — the United States allows only a small amount of the compound when used as a food additive.

Brenntag North America is a leading diethylene glycol distributor in the United States. We can provide the right quantity of high-grade DEG for your manufacturing operation along with fast and efficient shipping to your facility.

If you’re looking to buy diethylene glycol in the United States, 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.

Diethylene Glycol is available in metal drums, totes, bulk in variable quantities.

You can download a copy of the SDS for Diethylene Glycol from Brenntag Connect.

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