Glycol diethers, or glymes, are aprotic, saturated polyethers that offer high solvency, high stability in strong bases and moderate stability in acid solutions.
Glycol diethers have a wide range of solubilities and boiling points.
They are used as reaction solvents and in closed loop applications such as gas scrubbing and in refrigeration systems.
- The higher molecular weight glymes beginning with ethyl diglyme are suitable for emissive applications such as coatings, inks, adhesives and in cleaning compounds.
- The Pharmaglyme types are intented for pharma applications.