Diethylene Glycol Methyl Ethyl Ether

Other Trading Names:

  • 2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)ethanol
  • Diethylene glycol monomethyl ether
  • Methoxyethyl di glycol
  • Methoxyethoxy Ethanol

CAS Number: 1002-67-1

HS Code: 29091990

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Diethylene Glycol Methyl Ethyl Ether

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Colorless and clear liquid

Purity (Electronic grade)

≥99.0 %

Distillation range

168.0-176.0 (℃/760mmHg)

Moisture (KF)


Acidity (as HAC)




Content of metal ion

≤10 ppb(for special requirements ≤1 ppb)

Chemical Description 

  • Diethylene glycol methyl ethyl ether, commonly abbreviated as DEGMEE, is a clear, colorless, and hygroscopic liquid with a mild odor.
  • The chemical formula of DEGMEE is C6H14O3, and it is also known by its IUPAC name, 2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethanol.
  • DEGMEE is a member of the glycol ether family, specifically falling under the category of diethylene glycol ethers.
  • This compound has a molecular weight of approximately 134.17 g/mol.
  • It is miscible with water and most organic solvents, highlighting its versatile solubility.
  • DEGMEE exhibits a relatively low volatility due to its high boiling point of about 194°C (381°F).
  • The flash point of DEGMEE is around 96°C (205°F), indicating its flammability at high temperatures.
  • This ether is often used as a solvent in various industrial applications, including paints, coatings, inks, and cleaning products.
  • DEGMEE is employed in the formulation of hydraulic and brake fluids due to its stability and compatibility with other components.
  • In the textile industry, it acts as a solvent for dyeing processes, ensuring even distribution and penetration of dyes.
  • It serves as a coupling agent, aiding in the blending of water-soluble and oil-soluble ingredients in formulations.
  • DEGMEE is utilized in the manufacture of personal care products such as cosmetics and toiletries, providing desirable properties like smooth application and rapid drying.
  • It is also a key ingredient in some agricultural chemicals, where it helps in the efficient delivery of active substances.
  • The compound is valued for its ability to lower the freezing point of aqueous solutions, making it useful in antifreeze formulations.
  • DEGMEE has a moderate toxicity profile, with potential health effects if ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin.
  • Safety measures include wearing protective equipment such as gloves and goggles when handling the chemical to prevent exposure.
  • In environmental contexts, DEGMEE is biodegradable, reducing its long-term impact on ecosystems.
  • Proper storage of DEGMEE involves keeping it in a tightly closed container, away from sources of ignition and in a well-ventilated area.
  • The chemical should be handled according to safety guidelines provided by regulatory agencies to minimize risks associated with its use.
  • Research continues into the applications and effects of DEGMEE, ensuring its safe and effective use across various industries.
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