Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG)
Mono Ethylene Glycol is an organic compound with the formula C2H6O2. It is a slightly viscous liquid with a clear, colourless appearance and a sweet taste that emits virtually no odour. It’s miscible with water, alcohols, and many other organic compounds. It is a glycol and an ethanediol.
How to produce:
MEG is produced industrially using ethylene oxide via hydrolysis. Ethylene oxide is obtained through oxidation and is then reacted with water to give mono ethylene glycol with di and tri ethylene glycols as co-products:
C2H4O + H2O → HOCH2CH2OH
Mono ethylene glycol is also manufactured via the hydrogenation of dimethyl oxalate in the presence of a copper catalyst or via the acetoxylation of ethylene.
Ethylene glycol is used to make antifreeze and de-icing solutions for cars, airplanes, and boats. It is also used in hydraulic brake fluids and inks used in stamp pads, ballpoint pens, and print shops. is used widely in industry because of its high boiling point and its solvent and other useful properties including hygroscopicity, non-corrosiveness, freeze point depression, lubricating and plasticizing properties. It reacts readily, making it a popular intermediate for making a number of esters.
Safety and important points:
Mono Ethylene Glycol can be stored in stainless steel, aluminum, or lined drums, tank cars, or tank trucks. It has a specific gravity of 1.115 and a flash point of 110 °C (closed cup). It is not regulated for transport on road, rail, air, or sea but it is classified as harmful, and is harmful if swallowed. If contact is made with the eyes, immediately wash with plenty of water and seek medical attention. If the skin is contaminated, remove all wet clothing and wash the skin with water. In the case of excessive inhalation, breathe fresh air and seek medical attention. Alcohol-resistant foam or water spray should be used to fight fires and spillages should be prohibited from reaching water sources and sewers. Appropriate PPE equipment should be worn when handling mono ethylene glycol to protect the skin and eyes.
For more information we recommend you to see MEG information page.
- metal barrel 216.5 litres
- plastic barrel 227 litres
- intermediate bulk container 1000 litres
- tank truck in bulk
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