Ethylene glycol is an organic compound with the formula C 2 H 6 O 2 that is used as a raw material in the production of polyester fibers. This compound is produced by medium ethylene ethylene and ethylene oxide.
Properties of ethylene glycol
- Ethylene glycol is a viscous, colorless, odorless and sweet liquid.
- It is very toxic.
Indications: Ethylene glycol
- Ethylene glycol is mainly used in antifreeze formulation (50%) and as a raw material in the manufacturing of polyester such as polyethylene terephthalate.
- Ethylene glycol is also commonly used in cold water air conditioners.
- Ethylene glycol is used in the natural gas industry to remove water vapor from natural gas before further processing, similarly to triethylene glycol (TEG).
- Ethylene glycol can also be a minor component in plate cleaning solutions with the main element isopropyl alcohol.
- Ethylene glycol is used as a protecting group in organic synthesis to protect carbonyl compounds such as ketones and aldehydes.