Diethylene Glycol (DEG)
Diethylene glycol (DEG) is an organic compound with the formula (HOCH2CH2)2O. It is a colorless, practically odorless, and hygroscopic liquid with a sweetish taste. It is a four carbon dimer of ethylene glycol. It is miscible in water, alcohol, ether, acetone, and ethylene glycol. DEG is a widely used solvent.
1. Mainly used as gas dehydrating agent and aromatics extraction solvent. Also used as cellulose nitrate, resin, grease, printing
ink solvent, textile softener, finishing agent, and extraction of coumarin and indene from coal tar.
2. Used as synthetic unsaturated polyester resin, plasticizer, etc. Also used for antifreeze, gas dehydrating agent, plasticizer,
solvent, aromatic extraction agent, cigarette hygroscopic agent, textile lubricant and finishing agent, paste and all kinds of
glue anti-drying agent, reducing dye hygroscopic solvent, etc. It is a common solvent for grease, resin, nitrocellulose, etc.
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