Diethylene glycol (DEG)

Is a product of ethylene oxide hydration. It is used as an extraction agent for aromatic hydrocarbons, for drying of natural gas and in other industries.

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Characteristics of diethylene glycol

Design specification: GOST 10136-77

Chemical name: Diethylene glycol (DEG)

Empirical formula: C4H10O3

ParameterValue
Grade AGrade B
Density at 20 °С, g/cm31.116–1.117
Color, Hazen, max.1020
Organic admixtures content, %, max.:
including ethylene glycol (MEG), %, max.
0.4
0.15
1.8
1.0
Diethylene glycol (DEG) mass content, %, min.99.598.0
Water mass content, %, max.0.050.2
Acids mass content in terms of acetic acid, %, max.0.0050.01
Saponification number, mg KOH/g of product, max.0.10.3
Distillation, temperature range at 101.3 kPa:
initial boiling point, °С, min.
final boiling point, °С, max.

244
249

241
250

Supply form: Colorless or yellowish clear, flammable liquid.

Packaging: Diethylene glycol (DEG) is shipped in rail-way tank-cars and tank-cars, as well as in aluminum and steel non-galvanized drums.

Transportation: Diethylene glycol (DEG) in drums is transported by all means of covered transport. Diethylene glycol (DEG) in bulk is transported in rail-way tank-cars and tank-cars.

Storage: Diethylene glycol (DEG) stored in sealed containers made of aluminum, non-corrosive or aluminized steel. Diethylene glycol (DEG) in drums should be stored in sheltered non-heated warehouses. Drums should be stacked vertically maximum three tiers high.

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