Diethylene Glycol

Product details

CAS-No. 111-46-6
EINECS-No. 203-872-2
Chemical formula: C4H10O3

Trade name: Diethylene Glycol

Synonyms: diethylene glycol | ethylene diglycol | diglyco | 2,2'-oxybisethanol | 2,2'-oxydiethanol | 3-oxa-1,5-pentanediol | dihydroxy diethyl ether
Application of the substance / the preparation: Antifreeze, textile auxiliary


 Specifications GENERAL

MSDS according 91/155 EEC (2001/58 EC)


More information

Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment:
R 22 Harmful if swallowed.

Classification system for Diethylene Glycol:
The classification was made according to the latest editions of the EU-lists, and expanded using company data and specialized literature.
Chemical characterization for Diethylene Glycol
CAS No. Description: 111-46-6 2,2'-oxybisethanol

Identification number(s):
EINECS Number: 203-872-2
EU Number:
General Information for Diethylene Glycol
Form: liquid, syrupartig
Colour: Colourless
Odour: Nearly odourless

Change in condition
Melting point/Melting range: -8.5°C
Boiling point/Boiling range:
Flash point:
Ignition temperature: 355°C
Danger of explosion: Product is not explosive. However, formation of
explosive air/vapour mixtures are possible.

Explosion limits:

Lower: 1.7 Vol %
Upper: 37 Vol %
Vapour pressure at 20°C: 0.03 hPa
Density at 20°C:
1.12 g/cm3

Solubility in / Miscibility with


Fully miscible
pH-value (200 g/l) at 20°C: 6-8
Segregation coefficient (n-octanol/water): ~ -2 log POW
Viscosity: dynamic at 20°C: 38 mPas
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border)
ADR/RID class: -
No hazardous good according to the regulation.

Maritime transport IMDG:
IMDG Class: No hazardous good according to the regulation.

Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:
ICAO/IATA Class: No hazardous good according to the regulation.
Markings according to EC guidelines:
The product has been marked in accordance with EU Directives / respective national laws.

Risk phrases:
22 Harmful if swallowed.

Safety phrases:
46 If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label.

National regulations:

Information about limitation of use:

Employment restrictions concerning pregnant and lactating women must be observed.
Restrictions on juvenile employment must be observed.

Technical guidance (air):
C l a s s  S h a r e  i n %
NK             100.0

Water hazard class: Water hazard class 1 (Assessment by list): slightly hazardous for water.

Hazard description

GHS-hazard labels

Hazadous material sign

Xi Irritant