Diethylene glycol

Diethylene glycol
About product
  • Production of antifreeze operating fluids
  • Component of hydraulic and brake fluids
  • Used in the synthesis of non-ionic surfactants
  • Production of polyester resins
  • Component of lubricants, adhesives and sealants
  • Excellent solvent
  • Ingredient of biocidal substances, chemical reagent
  • An ingredient of washing and cleaning agents
  • Production of paints, toners, inks
  • It is used in the tanning industry
  • Used as a water treatment agent (industrial)

Diethylene glycol, also marked with the symbol DEG, is an organic solvent with excellent antifreeze properties. Thanks to this, it is used as a component of operating fluids. It is used in brake and hydraulic fluids. DEG is used in the production of polyester resins in industrial production. It is a good solvent for water-insoluble chemicals. Diethylene glycol is used in the production of non-ionic surfactants. Glycol is used as a component of adhesives, sealants and lubricants in industry. It is a component of products for tanning, dyeing and impregnation of leather. In consumer products, it is used in biocides, repellents and washing and cleaning agents. DEG is used in coatings, paints and paint removers. Diethylene glycol is a component of wallpaper removers. It is a component of fuel heating and cooling preparations.

Chemical name




Main ingredient content

min. 99.5%

Chemical formula

C8H4O3 _ _

Molecular weight

148.12 g/mol

Solubility in water

very good

temp. melting

8 °C


1.118 g/ml

Iron content

max. 0.2 µg/g

Hazard Statement
H302 Harmful if swallowed.
H373 May cause damage to organs (kidneys) if prolonged or repeated exposure
exposure (oral).

Precautionary Statement
P264 Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
P260 Do not breathe mist/vapours/spray.
P301 + P312 +P330 IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Rinse your mouth.
P501 Dispose of contents/container to an authorized waste collector/incineration plant.

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