Ethylene Glycol

An odorless, colourless, syrupy, sweet-tasting liquid. Ethylene glycol is only weakly toxic, but cases of poisonings are not uncommon.


Symbol
C2H6O2

Uses
Raw material in the manufacture of polyester fibres and fabric industry, and polyethylene terephthalate resins used in bottling. Used in the natural gas industry to remove water vapour from natural gas before further processing.

Also known as
Ethane-1,2-diol, 1,2-Ethanediol, Glycol, Ethylene Alcohol, Hypodicarbonous acid, Monoethylene glycol

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Atomic / Molecular Weight 62.07 gmol-1Clip
Density 1113.2 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 260.2 KClip
Boiling Point 470.4 KClip
Flash Point 384 KClip
Autoignition Temperature 683 KClip
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See also: Natural Gas.

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Subjects: Chemistry