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2 Hydroxyethanol

A colorless, odorless, viscous dihydroxy alcohol. It has a sweet Taste, but is poisonous if ingested. Ethylene glycol is the most important glycol commercially available and is manufactured on a large scale in the United States. It is used as an antifreeze and coolant, in hydraulic fluids, and in the manufacture of low-Freezing dynamites and resins.