Why Buy Ethanediol Online from UK Chemical Suppliers, ReAgent Chemicals?
ReAgent supply Ethanediol online in 2.5L and 25L containers, as well as 200L drums, with discounts available for orders over 4 items. We also offer further options, including custom packaging and different grades. Simply contact us for more information or free technical advice.
Also known as ethylene glycol, ethanediol is an organic compound with the formula C2H6)2. It’s a vital ingredient in the manufacture of polyester fibres in the textile industry and polyethylene terephlate resins in the plastic industry. It’s also commonly used in antifreeze formulations or as desiccant in the lab.
Some chemical and physical properties include:
Solubility: Miscible in water and most organic solvents, but only slightly soluble in aliphatic hydrocarbons
Corrosive with some plastics
This compound can be synthesised from ethylene oxide, which in the presence of water is converted to ethanediol. This reaction can be conducted at high temperatures or in the presence of a catalyst. Yields above 90% can be achieved in the presence of an acidic catalyst in excess of water, minimising production of by-products diethylene glycol, triethylene glycol and tetraethylene glycol. An alternative method involves conversion of ethylene oxide to ethylene carbonate in the presence of carbon dioxide, which subsequently reacts with water to generate mono-ethylene glycol.
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