Diethylene Glycol Prices
Chart Description. This chart presents Diethylene Glycol prices in several countries, as follows:
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About Diethylene Glycol. Diethylene Glycol (a.k.a. DEG, Dihydroxy Diethyl Ether) is an organic compound, in the glycol ether class (glycol is a family of alcohols with two hydroxyl groups attached to different carbon atoms). It is a colorless, practically odorless viscous liquid, with sweetish taste. Perhaps it is most commonly known for its incidents (used as substitute to pharmaceutical grade glycerin or propylene glycol in pharmaceuticals/food) worldwide, which poisoned and lead to the death of numerous people. It has its main applications in the chemical industry being used as a solvent and as an intermediate.
Chemical Formula. C4H10O3
Commercial Grades. Analytical standard (min. 99% purity); technical grades (75-95%)
Uses. Diethylene Glycol is mainly employed as solvent for resins; dyes; oils; nitrocellulose and other variety of organic compounds; production of plastics and resins; petroleum-solvent extraction; dehydration of natural gas; humectant for tobacco; antifreeze solution manufacturing; textile softener; surfactant; and lubricant.
- Ethylene oxide (hydrolysis, coproduced with ethylene glycol and triethylene glycol).
Derivatives. Diethylene Glycol is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: monoethylene glycol; morpholine; polyester resins; polyurethanes; Rosin ester gum; triethylene glycol; and tetraethylene glycol.
Methodology. The chemicals pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.
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