Definition of ethylene glycol in English:
noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless viscous hygroscopic liquid used as an antifreeze, in the manufacture of polyesters, and in the preservation of ancient waterlogged timbers.
- Polyesters were first produced in England in 1941 by condensing ethylene glycol with terephthalic acid.
- Two of the coolants extensively used are ethylene glycol and propylene glycol.
- Instead, purchase animal-friendly antifreeze, which contains propylene glycol rather than ethylene glycol, the center says.
Definition of ethylene glycol in:
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