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ethylene glycol (HOCH2CH2OH)




A colorless, syrupy liquid, an alcohol, made from ethene (ethylene). Also known as ethane-1,2-diol, it is used to make polyester polymers, and mixed with water, antifreeze and de-icer. Relative molecular mass 62.1, melting point -12°C, boiling point 198°C.


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