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PHR1046

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Ethylene glycol

Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

Synonym(s):
1,2-Ethanediol, Monoethylene glycol
Linear Formula:
HOCH2CH2OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
62.07
Beilstein:
505945
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
39020501
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

Quality Level

grade

certified reference material
pharmaceutical secondary standard

Agency

traceable to USP 1265515

vapor density

2.1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

0.08 mmHg ( 20 °C)

CofA

current certificate can be downloaded

autoignition temp.

752 °F

expl. lim.

15.3 %

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.431 (lit.)

bp

195-198 °C

mp

−13 °C (lit.)

density

1.113 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

format

neat

storage temp.

2-30°C

SMILES string

OCCO

InChI

1S/C2H6O2/c3-1-2-4/h3-4H,1-2H2

InChI key

LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Pharmaceutical secondary standards for application in quality control, provide pharma laboratories and manufacturers with a convenient and cost-effective alternative to the preparation of in-house working standards. Ethylene glycol can also be produced from fossil fuels (petroleum, natural gas and coal) and biomass-derived resources. It is a polyol having a wide range of industrial applications.

Application

These Secondary Standards are qualified as Certified Reference Materials. These are suitable for use in several analytical applications including but not limited to pharma release testing, pharma method development for qualitative and quantitative analyses, food and beverage quality control testing, and other calibration requirements. Ethylene glycol may be used as a standard in the determination of ethylene glycol present in serum samples using gas chromatography (GC).

Analysis Note

These secondary standards offer multi-traceability to the USP, EP (PhEur) and BP primary standards, where they are available.

Other Notes

This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. All information regarding the use of this CRM can be found on the certificate of analysis.

Footnote

To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAC2089 in the slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.

Pictograms

Exclamation markHealth hazard

Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - STOT RE 2 Oral

Target Organs

Kidney

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

239.0 °F - open cup

Flash Point(C)

115 °C - open cup

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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  5. What is the molarity of ethylene glycol?

    Ethylene glycol is 17.93M.  This is calculated using the density (1.113 g/ml) and the molecular weight (62.07 g/mol).  If the product is less than 100% pure, correct for the purity.

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Protocols

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