Diethylene Glycol (DEG)

Diethylene glycol is an organic, hygroscopic solvent, typically used in antifreeze solutions and as a solvent for many products.

CAS number

  • 111-46-6

Typical Uses

  • Used in lubricants, paints, polyester resins, polyurethanes and plasticisers. 
  • It is a humectant in tobacco, inks and glues whilst its antifreeze properties are used in deicing and heat transfer fluids.

Other names

2,2'-Oxydiethanol; Ethylene diglycol; 2-(2-Hydroxyethoxy)ethan-1-ol


  • A colourless, almost odourless, liquid. 
  • It has a high boiling point with flash point of 138° C. 
  • Miscible in water, alcohol, ether, acetone, and ethylene glycol.

Packaging Types

  • Drums, IBCs, Bulk

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