DEGEE / DGM Diethylene Glycol MonoEthyl Ether / Ethoxydiglycol


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Diethylene Glycol MonoEthyl Ether


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Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether (DEGEE), also known by its chemical name 2-(2-Ethoxyethoxy)ethanol or under the trade names such as Carbitol, Transcutol, and others, is a solvent belonging to the glycol ether family. It is a clear, colourless liquid with a mild odour and is miscible with water, alcohols, and many organic solvents.

Properties and Uses

DEGEE has several properties that make it valuable in various industrial and commercial applications:

  • Solvent Properties: Due to its excellent solubilizing power, DEGEE is used as a solvent and coupling agent in a wide range of products, including inks, dyes, resins, and paints. It helps to dissolve substances that are otherwise difficult to mix.

  • Low Volatility: It has a relatively low volatility, which makes it useful in applications where a slow evaporation rate is desired, such as in coatings, cleaning products, and as a component in hydraulic fluids.

  • Cosmetics and Personal Care Products: In the cosmetics industry, DEGEE is utilized as a solvent for dyes and as a component in skincare products, deodorants, Reed diffusers  and perfumes. Its low toxicity and good skin compatibility make it suitable for such applications.  

Safety and Regulatory Aspects

While DEGEE is considered to have low toxicity, it is always important to handle it with care, adhering to recommended safety guidelines. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and product labels should be consulted for specific handling instructions, personal protective equipment recommendations, and first-aid measures. Like with any chemical substance, regulatory guidelines dictate its safe use and handling, which can vary by country and specific application.

DEGEE's diverse range of applications showcases its versatility as a solvent and its importance in various industrial, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical formulations.

Properties of Dipropylene glycol methyl ether:

CAS Number:111-90-0

Alternative Names: ethyldiglycol Ethoxydiglycol DGM DEGEE Carbitol Dowanol DE

INCI Ingredients: Ethoxydiglycol

PLEASE NOTE: This product is not for human or animal consumption.


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