Ethylene glycol, 99%, Thermo Scientific™
This Thermo Scientific brand product was originally part of the Alfa Aesar product portfolio. Some documentation and label information may refer to the legacy brand. The original Alfa Aesar product / item code or SKU reference has not changed as a part of the brand transition to Thermo Scientific.Applications
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.
|Solubility Information||Miscible with water,toluene,tetrahydrofuran,alcohol,chloroform and other organic solvents.|
|Flash Point||119°C (246°F)|
|Boiling Point||196°C to 198°C|
|Chemical Name or Material||Ethylene glycol|
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GHS H Statement
May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Harmful if swallowed.
EINECSNumber : 203-473-3
RTECSNumber : KW2975000
TSCA : Yes
Recommended Storage : Ambient temperatures; Store under Nitrogen
RUO – Research Use Only