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Ethylene Glycol

A colorless, odorless, viscous dihydroxy alcohol. It has a sweet taste, but is poisonous if ingested. Ethylene glycol is the most important glycol commercially available and is manufactured on a large scale in the United States. It is used as an antifreeze and coolant, in hydraulic fluids, and in the manufacture of low-freezing dynamites and resins.

Name Ethylene glycol, ethane-1,2-diol
MeSH 68019855
Molecular weight62.07g/mol
Molecular Formula C2H6O2
m.p.-13 °C
b.p.197.6 °C

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