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Ethylene Glycol


Other Names:

1,2-Ethanediol

Ethane-1,2-diol






General Information:


Structure:



CAS Number: 107-21-1

Molecular Weight: 62.07 g/mol

Appearance: Colorless liquid

Melting Point: -13 C

Boiling Point: 195-198 C

Density: 1.113 g/mL




Common Uses:


- Reagent for installing 1,3-Dioxolane protecting groups

- Coolant for condensers (ethylene glycol/water mixtures)




Safety:


Ethylene glycol is moderately toxic.




References:


1) Wikipedia: Ethylene glycol (link)

2) www.sigmaaldrich.com: Ethylene glycol (link)