Butyl Diglycol Ether (BDGE)

Butyl diglycol ether is a low odour solvent used in washing, cleaning agents and paints, a diluent in hydraulic fluids.

CAS number

  • 112-34-5

Typical Uses

  • Commonly used as a solvent for washing and household cleaning agents. 
  • Also acts as a deactivator in pesticides, a diluent in hydraulic fluids and a solvent in enamels, lacquers and paints.

Other names

2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethanol; Diethyleneglycol monobutyl ether; Butyl dioxitol


  • A clear, colourless liquid with low odour. 
  • It has a high boiling point with flash point of 115° C. 
  • It is soluble in water, ethanol and some other solvents.

Packaging Types

  • Cans, Drums, IBCs, Bulk

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