Di Ethylene Glycol (DEG)

Di Ethylene Glycol (DEG)

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Product Description

Diethylene glycol (DEG) is an organic compound withthe 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. DEGis a widely used solvent. Its use in adulterated consumer products has resulted in numerous epidemics of poisoning since the early 20th century.

Uses :

Diethylene glycol is used in the manufacture of unsaturated polyester resins, polyurethanes and plasticizers. DEG is used 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. It is a humectant for , cork, printing ink,and glue. It is also a component in brake fluid, lubricants, wallpaper strippers, artificial fog solutions, and heating/cooking fuel. In personal care products (e.g. skin cream and lotions, deodorants) DEG is often replaced byselected diethylene glycol ethers. A dilute solution of diethylene glycol canalso be used as a coolant; however, ethylene glycol is much more commonly used. Most ethylene glycol antifreeze contains a few percent diethylene glycol,present as an inadvertent byproduct of ethylene glycol production.




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