Diethylene Glycol (DEG) with chemical formula of (CH2CH2OH)2O, is one of the most well-known organic solvents in the industry. DEG’s molecular weight is higher than MEG. DEG is also less volatile than MEG; therefore, it is used in different applications compared to MEG.
Diethylene Glycol is soluble in water, alcohol, ether, acetone and Ethylene Glycol. Furthermore, DEG is miscible with water and organic solvents.; In other words, it can be dissolved in many conditions at various concentrations. DEG is combustible and toxic. It can react with Sulfuric Acid, Nitric Acid, Oxygen, Hydrogen Peroxide, perchloric acid and other strong acids.
DEG markets in the world
The Asia-Pacific region has the largest share of the global market for DEG. This is mostly due to the high demand for this product in various industries such as automobiles, chemicals and construction. Main markets of DEG are India, China and South Korea.
Europe and North America are other important markets for Diethylene Glycol. Europe is DEG’s second largest market due to the significant demand the textile and automotive industries. Having a significant automotive market and high value of natural gas production, North America is pioneer to consume Diethylene Glycol in the natural gas industry.
Iran is both a user and producer of DEG on a big scale. TEAM chemicals is Iranian supplier of DEG and other types of Glycol such as Monothylene Glycol (MEG), Triethylen Glycol (TEG) and Drilling Glycol.
Supply Diethylene Glycol from TEAM
TEAM company has been actively supplying Diethylene Glycol from Iran to numerous industries and has competitive pricing. Our DEG 99% has been supplied to neighboring countries; references are available upon request. We have a standard quality control system in place and can arrange for international inspection with the help of inspection companies such as SGS.
Please note that DEG is a highly in demand product and should be requested in advance.
Diethylene Glycol Pricing
The price of Diethylene Glycol may vary depending on its purity and delivery method. Please contact TEAM sales department through our contact numbers.
DEG is supplied in 230 kg drums and/or in IBCs (intermediate bulk containers). Tanks and barrels for storage of this material are made of metal or polyethylene as corrosion resistance is required. Although DEG is classified as a toxic and harmful substance, there are flexible regulations for its transportation by road, rail, air or sea.
Advantages of Diethylene Glycol
Diethylene Glycol is a common and ideal chemical intermediate for the synthesis of other chemicals. DEG is produced in much larger volumes than Propylene and other Glycols; therefore, its production cost is usually lower. Furthermore, DEG has the best heat transfer rate of all Glycols.
Compared to Propylene Glycol, a lower percentage of Ethylene Glycol is required when mixed with water to achieve the same protection at the freezing point. DEG has a significantly lower viscosity than Propylene Glycol, particularly at sub-zero temperatures. consequently, the result of DEG having lower viscosity means it requires less pumping energy and therefore less cost to operate.
DEG handling and working conditions are sensitive and users should be extremely careful when working with DEG. Due to the toxicity of Diethylene Glycol, its use in food or medicine is constrained and mostly prohibited. Please refer to TEAM MSDS for further details on DEG hazards.
Diethylene Glycol has two Hydroxyl groups and two groups of ethylene -which are bonded together by an oxygen atom. The structural formula of DEG is illustrated below:
Figure 1- structural formula of Diethylene Glycol (DEG)