Triethylene Glycol

Definition - What does Triethylene Glycol mean?

Triethylene Glycol is a chemical compound that contains straight long-chain alcohol aliphatic compound and a hydroxyl group at both ends. It acts as a dehydrating agent, solvent and as a lubricant. It is a non-corrosive and stable chemical that has high flash points. The storage vessels are designed in such a way that the compound has minimal moisture accumulation. However, to ensure longer stability, it is recommended to store Triethylene Glycol under an inert atmosphere for better results.

Petropedia explains Triethylene Glycol

Triethylene Glycol is one of the members of homologous series of alcohols of a dihydroxy group. The compound is odorless, colorless, and has a high boiling point. Its odor is non-detectable at room temperature but has slightly sweet odor under high vapor concentrations. However being miscible, it is easily soluble in many hydrocarbons and water. It is quite similar to other glycols but has a high and molecular weight. It is less hygroscopic and clear as compared to diethyl glycol. The product is easily transported in tank cars, non-returnable drums, and tank trucks.

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