Ethylene Glycol

Ethylene glycol (IUPAC name: ethane-1,2-diol) is an organic compound with the formula (CH2OH)2. It is mainly used for two purposes, as a raw material in the manufacture of polyester fibers and for antifreeze formulations. It is an odorless, colorless, sweet-tasting, viscous liquid.


Molar Weight62,07 g/mol
Melting Point-12,9 °C
Boiling Point197,6 °C
FormsLiquid (clear)

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Anti-freeze
  • De-icer
  • Solvents


  • Pharma
  • Cleaning
  • Cosmetics

Synonyms: 1,2-Dihydroxyethane I 1,2-Ethanedio I 2-Hydroxyethanol

Chemical Formula: C2H6O2

CAS Number: 107-21-1