What is ethylene glycol

Ethylene glycol, commonly referred to as EG, is a chemical intermediate commonly found in antifreeze, refrigerants, and hydraulic fluids. It has many other names, including monoethylene glycol (MEG), 1,2-Ethanediol, and sometimes ethylene alcohol. Ethylene Glycol is a critically important raw material in a vast array of applications, and is commercially available and manufactured on a large scale throughout the United States and Canada.

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Ethylene Glycol Properties

EG is a syrupy chemical that is colorless and odorless. EG is known to have a sweet taste, but it is poisonous and should never be ingested or inhaled due to its labile nature. It has a molecular formula of C2H6O2 and a molecular weight of 62.068 g/mol. It is soluble in most organic solvents as well-being miscible in water.

Common Uses and Applications for Ethylene Glycol

Ethylene glycol is an organic compound typically used in antifreeze formulations, and as an essential raw material in polyester fiber manufacturing. EG is also found in solvents, some resins, and low-freezing dynamites. EG is useful as a raw material in the production of several products. Upholstery, carpets, pillows, and clothing with polyester fibers are just a few. Some fiberglass products like bathtubs, bowling balls, and jet skis also utilize EG as an essential intermediate in their manufacture.

Ethylene glycol freezes at a much lower temperature than water, which makes it suitable for cold environments. This is the main quality that makes it a logical choice for hydraulic brake fluids, heating and cooling systems, and other car fluids. If you own a vehicle, you owe a lot of its function to EG.

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