Alfa Aesar Ethylene glycol, 99%
Manufacturer: Alfa Aesar A1159136
Ethylene glycol is used as a precursor for the syntheses of polymers like polyester fibers, resins and polyethylene terephthalate, which finds application in making plastic bottles. It acts as an intermediate in the synthesis of 1,4-dioxane. It plays an important role in organic synthesis as a protecting group for carbonyl groups. It is a useful desiccant due to its high boiling point and affinity towards water. It plays an important role to remove water vapor from natural gas before proceeding for further processes. Its major application is as a medium for convective heat transfer in automobiles and liquid cooled computers.
Miscible with water, toluene, tetrahydrofuran, alcohol, chloroform and other organic solvents.
Hygroscopic. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with strong acids, strong oxidizing agents, strong bases, aldehydes and aluminum.
|196° to 198°C|
Safety and Handling
SDS & Safety Documents
GHS H Statement
May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Harmful if swallowed.
GHS P Statement
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wash thoroughly after handling.
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : KW2975000
TSCA : TSCA