Diethylene Glycol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Diethylene Glycol Properties

Diethylene Glycol

Diethylene Glycol 3D Structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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Diethylene Glycol Structure-Molecule Struture
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Diethylene glycol is an organic compound. It is a widely used solvent. It is used in the manufacture of unsaturated polyester resins, polyurethanes and plasticizers. It is used as a building block in organic synthesis. It is a solvent for nitrocellulose, resins, dyes, oils, and other organic compounds. It is a humectant for tobacco, cork, printing ink, and glue. It is also a component in brake fluid, lubricants, wallpaper strippers, artificial fog solutions, and heating or cooking fuel. In personal care products diethylene glycol is often replaced by selected diethylene glycol ethers. A dilute solution of diethylene glycol can also be used as a coolant. However, ethylene glycol is much more commonly used.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless Liquid
Boiling Point 244-245 °C
CAS Number 111-46-6
ChEBI 46807
Class NA
Density 1.118 g/ml
EINECS Number 203-872-2
HS Code 29094100
IUPAC Name (2-Hydroxyethoxy)ethan-2-ol
InChI 1S/C4H10O3/c5-1-3-7-4-2-6/h5-6H,1-4H2
Main Hazards Ingestion of large amounts may cause degeneration of kidney and liver and cause death.Liquid may cause slight skin irritation.
Melting Point -10.45 °C
Molar Mass 106.12 g/mol
Molecular Formula C4H10O3
NFPA 704 H-1,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number ID5950000
Refractive n20/D 1.447
Solubility Slightly Soluble
Synonyms Diethylene Glycol;Ethylene Diglycol;Diglycol;2,2'-Oxybisethanol;3-Oxa-1,5-pentanediol;Dihydroxy Diethyl Ether;DEG