Monoethylene Glycol

Product details

CAS-No. 107-21-1
EINECS-No. 203-473-3
Chemical formula: C2H6O2

Trade name: Monoethylene Glycol, MEG

Synonyms: Ethane-1,2-diol | Ethylene glycol | 1,2-Ethanediol | Ethylene alcohol | Hypodicarbonous acid | 1,2-Dihydroxyethane
Application of the substance / the preparation Basic raw material for the chemical industry


 Specifications TECHNICAL

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:
The classification was made according to the latest editions of the EU-lists, and expanded using company data and specialized literature.
Chemical characterization
CAS No. Description: 107-21-1 ethane-1,2-diol

Identification number(s):
EINECS Number: 203-473-3
EU Number:
General Information
Form: Viscous
Colour: Colourless
Odour: Slightly sweetish

Change in condition
Melting point/Melting range: -12.4°C
Boiling point/Boiling range:
Flash point:
Ignition temperature: 410°C
Decomposition temperature: 200-250°C
Danger of explosion: Product is not explosive. However, formation of
explosive air/vapour mixtures are possible.

Explosion limits:
Lower: 3.2 Vol %
Upper: 53 Vol %
Vapour pressure at 20°C: 0.053 hPa
Density at 20°C:
1.113 g/cm3

Solubility in / Miscibility with


1.000 g/l
Viscosity: dynamic at 20°C: 21 mPas
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border)
No hazardous good according to the regulation.

Remarks: Keep away form foodstuff.

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 classified and marked in accordance with EU Directives / Ordinance on Hazardous Materials

Risk phrases:
22 Harmful if swallowed.

National regulations:

Information about limitation of use:

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

Technical guidance (air):
Class Share in %
III            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