Applications Triethylene glycol is used as a plasticizer, as an additive for hydraulic fluids and brake fluids, and as a disinfectant. It is an active component of certain pigments, printing dyes, inks and paste. It finds application as a liquid desiccant and used in the dehydration of natural gas, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and air conditioning systems. It plays as an important role in anti-freeze and de-icing products, cleaning and furnishing care products, lubricant and greases.
Solubility Miscible with water, ethanol, acetone, benzene, toluene, acetic acid, glycerine, pyridine and aldehydes. Slightly miscible with diethyl ether and chloroform. Immiscible with oil, fat, petroleum ether and most hydrocarbons.
Notes Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, acids and bases.