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Ethylene glycol

BioUltra, ≥99.5% (GC)

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Quality Level

vapor density

2.1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

0.08 mmHg ( 20 °C)

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≥99.5% (GC)



autoignition temp.

752 °F

expl. lim.

15.3 %


affinity chromatography: suitable


insoluble matter, passes filter test
≤0.002% free acid (as CH3COOH)
≤0.1% water

refractive index

n20/D 1.431 (lit.)
n20/D 1.431


195-198 °C


−13 °C (lit.)


1.113 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤10 mg/kg
sulfate (SO42-): ≤10 mg/kg

cation traces

Al: ≤0.5 mg/kg
As: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Ba: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Bi: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Ca: ≤0.5 mg/kg
Cd: ≤0.05 mg/kg
Co: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Cr: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Cu: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Fe: ≤0.1 mg/kg
K: ≤0.5 mg/kg
Li: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Mg: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Mn: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Mo: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Na: ≤1 mg/kg
Ni: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Pb: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Sr: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Zn: ≤0.1 mg/kg

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UV absorption

λ: 260 nm Amax: ≤0.03
λ: 280 nm Amax: ≤0.01



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Other Notes

For desorption in immuno-affinity chromatography; Additive for the stabilization of urinary enzymes


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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - STOT RE 2 Oral

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Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



Flash Point(F)

239.0 °F - open cup

Flash Point(C)

115 °C - open cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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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J P Li et al.
Journal of biochemical and biophysical methods, 22(4), 311-320 (1991-05-01)
An affinity chromatography column packed with nonporous agarose beads derivatized with human growth hormone via carbonyldiimidazol was used for the purification of antibodies against human growth hormone from antiserum. Desorption with 1 M sodium chloride in 60% ethylene glycol at
K Jung et al.
Clinical biochemistry, 21(1), 53-57 (1988-01-01)
We examined the stability of N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (EC, alanine aminopeptidase (EC, alkaline phosphatase (EC, gamma-glutamyltransferase (EC, and lysozyme (EC in urine prepared by gel filtration and supplemented with albumin, or ethylene glycol, or ethylene glycol plus
P L Lim
Molecular immunology, 24(1), 11-15 (1987-01-01)
Comparative studies on the efficacies of various buffers in eluting absorbent-bound antibodies revealed the denaturative effect of 3 M KSCN on all three IgM antibodies but not on an IgG protein, and the generally weak eluting power of glycine-HCl buffer
Birgit Oberleitner et al.
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 49(16), 1615-1617 (2013-01-23)
This work describes an integrated approach for designing on demand Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) on silicon oxides and particularly glass substrates for cell biology applications. Starting from commercially available compounds, the strategy relies on thiol-ene reaction and provides high quality SAMs
Yi Wang et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(5), 1941-1951 (2013-01-16)
This article describes a robust method for the facile synthesis of small Ag nanocubes with edge lengths controlled in the range of 18-32 nm. The success of this new method relies on the substitution of ethylene glycol (EG)--the solvent most

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