Ethylene Glycol


1,2 Ethanediol


2 Hydroxyethanol


Glycol, Ethylene

Glycol, Monoethylene

Monoethylene Glycol

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.