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Diethylene glycol is an organic compound with the formula (HOCH₂CH₂)₂O. It is a colorless, practically odorless, poisonous, and hygroscopic liquid with a sweetish taste. It is a four carbon dimer of ethylene glycol. It is miscible in water, alcohol, ether, acetone, and ethylene glycol. DEG is a widely used solvent.

CAS No.: 111-46-6

Synonym: DEG, Diethylene glycol

Uses/applications:     Diethylene glycol is used in the manufacture of saturated and unsaturated polyester resins, polyurethanes, and plasticizers. DEG is used as a building block in organic synthesis, e.g. of morpholine and 1,4-dioxane. It is a solvent for nitrocellulose, resins, dyes, oils, and other organic compounds.