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    Diethylene Glycol

    Diethylene Glycol in Tradeasia

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    Basic Info


    Colourless Liquid

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    100 @ 200 kg Iron Drum, 20 MT / 20FCL

    800 @ 25 kg Drum, 20 MT / 20FCL

    Brief Overview

    Diethylene glycol is a colourless liquid with a chemical formula of C4H10O3. It is miscible in water, alcohol, ether, acetone and ethylene glycol. It is a straight chain aliphatic compounds terminated on both ends with a hydroxyl group. Diethylene glycol is hydrophilic due to their alcohol and ether functional group.

    Manufacturing process

    Diethylene glycol is produced by the partial hydrolysis of ethylene oxide. By adjusting the conditions used in this reaction, varying amount of diethylene glycol and related glycols can be produced. Diethylene glycol is usually a by-product in the reaction to form ethylene glycol and triethylene glycol.

    Polymer Industry

    Diethylene glycol is used to manufacture unsaturated polyester resins, polyurethanes and plasticizers.

    Chemical Industry

    Diethylene glycol is used as a building block in organic synthesis.

    Solvent Industry

    Diethylene glycol is used as a solvent for nitrocellulose, resins, dyes, oils and other organic compounds. It is used as a solvent in textile dyeing and printing.

    Adhesive Industry

    It is used as a humectant for glue to prevent it from drying up.

    Other Applications

    It is used as a humectant for tobacco, cork and printing ink. It is also used in braking fluid, lubricants, wallpaper strippers, artificial fog and haze solutions as well as cooking fuel. In petroleum refining, it is used as a selective solvent for aromatics.

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