Structure2,2'-Dichlorodiethyl ether
CAS No. 111-44-4
EC No. 203-870-1
Synonyms Bis(2-Chloroethyl) ether; Dichloroethyl ether; 1,1'-Oxybis(2-chloro)ethane; sym-Dichloroethyl ether; Diethylene glycol dichloride

2,2'-Dichlorodiethyl ether

​Dichlorodiethyl ether (DCDE) is a clear liquid with the odor of chlorinated solvent. It belongs to the Chloroalkyl ethers. 


  • Intermediate for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic active ingredient and agrochemicals.
  • Raw material to produce polysulfide rubber (aircraft fuel tank coating)
  • Solvent in oilfield, wax, grease, tar, pectin, and rubber (insoluble in soap and ethyl cellulose)
  • Reagent for high grade lubricants
  • Raw material to produce N,N-dimethyl cyclohexylamine, N-methyl cyclohexylamine, divinyl ether, dichloro-hexane heterocycles, dibutyl ether, 1.4-morpholine and 4-amino-morpholine.


Shelf Life

Under proper storage conditions, the shelf life is 6 months


Health & Safety

Detailed information on the product described can be found in our relevant Health and Safety Information (Material Safety Data Sheet)