What is Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether?

The Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether belongs to the category of organic compounds and has the formula C6H12O3. This chemical is also known by other names such as Diethylene glycol monovinyl ether, Degmve, and Diethyleneglycol vinyl ether. It is an important industrial chemical with multiple uses.

Normally, it is considered poisonous with no odour and no colour (colourless). Back in the early century, this chemical contaminated many consumer products, which resulted in numerous poisoning epidemics as well.

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Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether

 

What is Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether used for?

Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether is a very useful organic compound with many uses in the industry. Some of its top uses are:

  • In the chemical industry, it is widely used as a solvent for varnishes and paints.
  • For the manufacturing of brewing chemicals, textile processing, and household detergent, the Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether is used as well.
  • It acts as a humectant for glue, cork, tobacco, and printing ink.
  • If you look at the common products such as brake fluid, artificial fog, cooking fuel, and lubricants, you will find this chemical as well.
  • It can also be found in many antifreeze products.

 

What is the Chemical Formula of Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether?

The chemical formula of Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether is C6H12O3.


Is Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether harmful to life?

Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether is considered a toxic chemical.

  • If its dose is below the 0.14 mg/kg threshold, it will cause no damage to the human body. But if the Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether dose is 1g/kg or more of body weight, it becomes a lethal dose. Due to its toxicity, it is not allowed to be used in medicine and food.
  • It can cause minor symptoms such as nausea, vomiting to more severe implications leading to death.
  • If Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether gets into eyes, immediately flush eyes with clean water. Use plenty of water and soap in case of a skin contact.


Where is Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether found? What does Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether look like?

Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether does not occur naturally and thus, is made industrially. First, the ethylene oxide is partially hydrolyzed to form the Diethylene Glycol (DEG). Then the diethylene glycol is dehydrated (removal of water) to produce the Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether on an industrial scale.

If we talk about the appearance of Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether, it appears as a colourless liquid with only a mild odour (or no odour) and sweet taste.

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Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether

 

What are the Hazardous effects of Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether?

This chemical is considered toxic to human body. Depending on how much Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether is inhaled or ingested, the symptoms can vary from being minimal to severe.

Poisoning of Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether can be divided into 3 stages:

Stage 1: At this stage, this chemical can cause problems in the gastrointestinal area. The usual symptoms such as diahhrea, vomiting, pain, and nausea develop at first. In some patients, altered mental status can also appear.

Stage 2: It takes around 1-3 days for the patient to start showing more severe symptoms such as acute kidney failure, anuria, hyperkalemia, pancreatitis, and hypertension.

Stage 3: After 5-10 days of ingesting Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether, neurological complications start to appear, which include facial paralysis, coma, quadriplegia, and lethargy. A combination of several symptoms can even lead to death!

The treatment of Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether poising is very expensive and can cost around $3000 in the USA. For treatment, ethanol or fomepizole is usually administrated by healthcare professionals. It is best to start the treatment right away because late diagnosis or treatment can render the treatment ineffective.

 

What are precautionary measures necessary to be taken to handle Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether?

Since the Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether is considered toxic and can even cause death in large doses.

  • It is best to avoid contact with clothes, eyes, and skin.
  • Also, ensure that you do not breathe the vapours of Glycol Monovinyl Ether.
  • Glycol Monovinyl Ether should be kept in a well-ventilated, dry, and cool place
  • Since this chemical is also combustible, it should be protected from heat sources as well.
  • It is recommended to use standard protective measures and protective equipment such as face shields, face masks, and gloves as well.


What will happen if Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether is heated?

The boiling point of Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether is 244 °C. But if it is heated above that temperature, it can lead to the decomposition of this chemical. As a result, irritating fumes and acrid smoke is produced.

 

Is Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether soluble?

Yes, Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether is soluble in water and many other organic solvents. In fact, its use as a solvent in many industrial and chemical processes is very common.


Where can I buy Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether?

At Camachem, you can buy Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether 98% at affordable rates and in quality packaging.

It is available in two types of packaging:

  • 190 KG plastic drugs
  • 1000 kg drums (intermediate bulk container)

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Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether

 

How much does Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether cost?

Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether prices can continue to change since it is made on an industrial level, and the prices of raw material can affect the price of this chemical as well.

An estimated price of Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether is $7,700 per ton.


What is the pH of Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether?

The pH of Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether is 6, which makes it slightly acidic.


Is Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether an Electrolyte compound?

Yes, Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether is an electrolyte. When used in combination with other chemicals, it was found that it can perform really well as an electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries.


Can Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether go down the drain?

Since it is toxic, it cannot go down the drain or into groundwater. In case it makes contact with the groundwater, immediately inform the local authorities.

It is best to dispose of it by mixing it in absorbent material and then putting it in suitable containers for disposal.


Is Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether Acidic or Basic?

Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether is slightly acidic since its pH is 6. A pH of 7 is considered neutral.


What is the difference between Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether and propylene glycol?

Both the Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether and Propylene glycol are colourless and odourless liquids.

But the, Propylene glycol is non-toxic and can be used as a food additive. It is also used in cosmetics, antifreeze, and for the preservation of moisture.

On the other hand, Diethylene Glycol Monovinyl Ether is toxic and is mostly used as a solvent in the chemical industry.