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Something You Need To Know about Triethylene Glycol

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Something You Need To Know about Triethylene Glycol

Triethylene glycol, sometimes known as TEG or triglycol, is a viscous liquid having no color or smell with the chemical formula HOCH2CH2OCH2CH2OCH2OH. Vinyl polymers utilize it as a plasticizer. Additionally, products like "Oust" [1] and "Clean and Pure" that disinfect the air include it. It functions as a disinfectant when aerosolized. Additionally, glycols are employed in air conditioning systems and as liquid desiccants for natural gas. It is the foundation for "smoke machine" fluid in the entertainment business and is used as an additive for hydraulic fluids, brake fluids, and brake fluids.


When ethylene is heated to a high temperature and exposed to a silver oxide catalyst, TEG is produced as a byproduct. Ethylene oxide is then hydrated to produce mono (one), di (two), tri (three), and tetraethylene glycols.

Physical / Chemical Properties

At normal temperature, tripropylene glycol is a colorless, odorless liquid. The substance's flash point is 145°C (293°F), making it not considered flammable. Tripropylene glycol has boiling and freezing temperatures of around 270°C (518°F) and -20°C (-4°F), respectively. It is entirely soluble in water, hygroscopic, and miscible with a variety of organic solvents. Due to its chemical or physical characteristics, tripropylene glycol is not categorized as hazardous under the Globally Harmonized System on Classification and Labeling (GHS).

Uses and Applications

Triproylene glycol is utilized in both commercial and consumer goods. Tripropylene Glycol is often used in industry as a plasticizer in polymers like PVC, as a raw material for the synthesis of polymers like polyesters and alkyd resins, and as an ingredient in cleaning products, coatings, lubricants, cutting fluids, and printing inks. Tripropylene glycol is used in the creation of goods for consumer consumption, including perfumes, soaps, and cosmetics.

Environment Risks

Tripropylene Glycol offers a wide range of interior and outdoor environmental release possibilities because of its numerous formulation applications. Under typical use, it is anticipated that none of these uses will endanger the environment.

Risk Management Measures

The Safety Data Sheet for Tripropylene Glycol should be consulted for comprehensive instructions. When using a consumer product at home that contains tripropylene glycol, it is important to read, comprehend, and abide by any warnings and directions supplied by the manufacturer. Never use it close to a flame or other fire source.

Human health 

Although the health consequences of tripropylene glycol are not considered harmful, appropriate industrial hygiene procedures should always be followed when handling chemicals in commercial and industrial settings. Be sure there is enough ventilation while utilizing chemicals.

Wear proper chemical-resistant gloves to protect your hands and skin, chemical goggles for your eyes, and flame-retardant clothes at all times.Do not eat, drink, or smoke where chemicals are handled, processed, or stored.

After contact, wash your hands and exposed skin. If the chemical gets in your eyes, thoroughly rinse them with tap water for at least 15 minutes before getting medical help. Always clear transfer lines before detaching during transfer or maintenance activities, and flush or drain to a closed system for recycling before opening equipment.Additional risk management strategies, such as the use of a respirator, may be required for safe usage in situations where engineering controls cannot keep airborne substance concentrations below exposure limits or in situations where there is a danger of inadvertent exposure.

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