Diethylene Glycol (DEG)


CAS NUMBER: 111-46-6

Diethylene glycol (DEG) is an organic compound with the formula (HOCH2CH2)2O.

It is a colorless, practically odorless, poisonous, and hygroscopic liquid with a sweetish taste. It is miscible in water, alcohol, ether, acetone, and ethylene glycol.


Main Applications include:

  • Manufacture of saturated and unsaturated polyester resins, polyurethanes, and plasticizers
  • As a building block in organic synthesis, e.g. of morpholine and 1,4-dioxane. It is a solvent for nitrocellulose, resins, dyes, oils, and other organic compounds.
  • Humectant for tobacco, cork, printing ink, and glue.
  • Component in brake fluid, lubricants,
  • Component for wallpaper strippers, artificial fog and haze solutions,
  • Personal care products (e.g. skin cream and lotions, deodorants)

Packaging: Bulk, Drum, IBC

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