Ethylene glycol or ethane-1,2-diol is an organic chemical compound, used as an antifreeze in cars.
Ethylene glycol will react to form polymers such as polyethylene terephthalate.
Ethylene glycol is a colorless, odorless, syrupy, sweet-tasting liquid. It is miscible in water and soluble in many organic solvents.
Car antifreeze contain ethylene glycol, in varying percentages.
- Make ethylene oxide
Ethylene glycol is toxic.
Should be stored in closed bottles.