Ethanediol (General Use)

25th October 2018



An image showing Ethanediol (General Use) in a 2.5litre container

Why Buy Ethanediol (General Use) Online from UK Chemical Suppliers, ReAgent Chemicals?

We supply Ethanediol for general use in 2.5L and 25L containers, as well as 200L drums, with discounts available for bulk orders over 4 items. With over 30 years’ experience in this field, we’ve built an enviable reputation for high quality products and excellent customer service. Simply contact us for further information or free technical advice.

Ethanediol uses and applications

This compound is mainly used as a raw material in the textile and plastic industry, or in antifreeze products and as a cooling agent.

  • Cooling agent: Ethanediol is a popular cooling agent in cars or air conditioning systems, in particular if they have to work at below freezing temperatures. This compound not only lowers the freezing point but it also increases the boiling point, broadening the operation range for an engine at both ends of the scale. However, pure ethanediol has a heat capacity lower than water and should not be used as an engine coolant in this form.
  • Antifreeze: Ethanediol effectively disrupts hydrogen bonding in water, lowering the freezing point of the mixture. For example, a mixture of 40% water and 60% ethanediol freezes at -45 degree Celsius (- 49 Fahrenheit)
  • Raw material: Ethanediol is used in the manufacture of polyester fibres used in textiles; and polyethylene terephthalate resins used in plastic bottles.
  • Desiccant: Due to its high affinity to water, ethanediol is commonly used in the lab as a desiccant. In industrial settings, this compound is also used to inhibit formation of gas clathrates in natural gas pipelines.

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