polyethylene glycol

PubChem Notes:

Polyethylene Glycols Polymers of ETHYLENE OXIDE and water and their ethers. They vary in consistency from liquid to solid, depending on the molecular weight, indicated by a number following the name. They are used as SURFACTANTS, dispersing agents, solvents, ointment and suppository bases, vehicles, and tablet excipients. Some specific groups are lauromagrogols, nonoxynols, octoxynols and poloxamers.

Glycol - definition from Biology-Online.org

[(Science: chemistry) a thick, colourless liquid, C2H4(OH)2, of a sweetish taste, produced artificially from certain ethylene compounds. It is a diacid alcohol, intermediate between ordinary ethyl alcohol and glycerin. Any one of the large class of diacid alcohols, of which glycol proper is the type. Origin: glycerin _ -ol. see glycerin.

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Molecular Formula: C2H6O2

InChI: InChI=1/C2H6O2/c3-1-2-4/h3-4H,1-2H2


    Ethylene glycol
    ethylene glycol
    polyethylene glycol

    PubChem CID 174
    ChEBI 30742
    chemPDB EDO
    Kegg C01380
    PubChem ID 10501792
    PubChem ID 4575
    UM-BBD c0542

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