Di-Ethylene Glycol (DEG)

diethylene glycol-Space structure

DEG, 2,2-oxydiethanol,Diethylene glycol


Di ethylene glycol is a clear, colourless, odourless liquid with the formula C4H10O3.  It is soluble both in water and in many organic compounds and has hygroscopic properties which makes it a useful industrial chemical.

How to produce:

Production of diethylene glycol is generally based on the demand for, and production of, monoethylene glycol as it is a by-product of this production process.  The process consists of the oxidation of ethylene at a high temperature in the presence of a silver oxide catalyst.  The ethylene oxide is then hydrated to yield diethylene glycol with monoethylene glycol and triethylene glycol as co-products.


Di ethylene glycol has a variety of uses in industry.  The tobacco industry makes use of its hygroscopic properties and uses it as humectant in tobacco production.  This same property also makes it useful in the treatment of paper, cork, glue, and cellophane and it is utilized as a dehydrant in the natural gas industry where it removes the water from the gas pipelines.

It is also used as a chemical intermediate in the manufacture of unsaturated polyester resins, plasticizers, acrylate and methacrylate resins, and urethanes.  In the U.S. and Western Europe 51% of DEG is consumed in this way.

di ethylene glycol-Applications

Safety and important points:

Warehouses for storage of tanks and packages containing this solvent should be dry and cool and away from sources of heat or sparks. The warehouse must be equipped with a very strong ventilation system. It is an eye and human skin irritant and It is rapidly absorbed and distributed to the kidneys, brain, liver, spleen, and adipose tissue.


  • metal barrel 216.5 litres
  • plastic barrel 227 litres
  • intermediate bulk container 1000 litres
  • tank truck in bulk
  • iso container

For more information we recommend you to see DEG information page.

MEG and TEG are another category of these chemical compounds that the Azin Commercial Industrial Group has provided for you.

Azin Commercial Industrial Group with more than 5 years of experience and activity in the field of production and supply of more than 20 types of chemical products, Provides you with Di Ethylene Glycol (DEG), purity 99.8%. For more information about the products and place order please contact us.