Diethylene Glycol

CAS #:  111-46-6

Synonyms: DEG; dihydroxydiethyl ether; diglycol; 2,2′-oxybisethanol

Uses: Production of polyurethane and unsaturated polyester resin, triethylene glycol; textile softener; petroleum solvent extraction; dehydration of natural gas, plasticizers, and surfactants; solvent for nitrocellulose and many dyes and oils; humectant for tobacco, casein, synthetic sponges, paper products; cork compositions, bookbinding adhesives, dyeing assistant, cosmetics, antifreeze solutions.

Hazard: Hazardous for household use in concentration  of 10% or more (FDA).  Ingestion of large amounts may cause degeneration of kidney and liver and cause death.  Liquid may cause slight skin irritation.  DIETHYLENE GLYCOL is incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.   It is also incompatible with strong bases.  It can react with sulfuric acid and other dehydrating agents, nitric acid, oxygen, hydrogen peroxide, perchloric acid and strong acids.  Mixtures with sodium hydroxide decompose exothermically when heated to 446° F.