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How to use ethylene glycol in a sentence
It can hold two metric tons of plastic, or the equivalent of about 100,000 ground-up bottles at a time, and break it down into the building blocks of PET—ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid—in 10 to 16 hours.A French company is using enzymes to recycle one of the most common single-use plastics | Casey Crownhart | October 6, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Propylene glycol is preferred for this purpose because it is less toxic than the ethylene glycol that keeps your car radiator from freezing up.Fish blood could hold the answer to safer de-icing solutions during snowstorms | By Monika Bleszynski/The Conversation | February 1, 2021 | Popular-Science
“There are similarities between propylene glycol and ethylene glycol, the anti-freeze used in automobiles,” Dale said.
British Dictionary definitions for ethylene glycol
another name for ethanediol
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Scientific definitions for ethylene glycol
A poisonous, syrupy, colorless alcohol used as an antifreeze in heating and cooling systems that use water. Ethylene glycol is chemically like ethanol but has two hydroxyl (OH) groups instead of one. Also called glycol. Chemical formula: C2H6O2.
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