StructureDiphenoxyethane (DPE)
CAS No. 104-66-5
EC No. 203-224-9
Synonyms 1,2-Diphenoxyethane; Benzene, 1,1'-[1,2-ethanediylbis(oxy)]bis-; Ethane 1,2-diphenoxy-; 2-(phenoxy) ethoxybenzene; 2-Phenoxyethyl phenyl ether

Diphenoxyethane (DPE)

​Diphenoxyethane (DPE) is a sensitizer for direct thermal paper. DPE is suitable for use as a sensitizer in most thermal paper grades.


DPE can be applied in the conventional way as a sensitizer by the application of an aqueous coating composition to a pre-coated base paper followed by drying and calendaring. The coating composition will also contain appropriate amounts of various additives including for example color former and color developer.

It is most commonly used in combination with WinCon-2.


  • Low sublimation tendency
  • Can be used with most color former / color developer combinations

Packaging & Shelf Life:

  • 1000 kg Big bags
  • 20 kg paper bags

Under proper storage conditions the shelf life is 36 months.

Health & Safety:

Detailed information about the product can be found in our Material Safety Data Sheet.