ethylene glycol

Synonyms: "1,2-ethanediol", "glycol", "monoethylene glycol", "ethane-1,2-diol", "glycol alcohol", "ethylene alcohol", "2-hydroxyethanol", "1,2-dihydroxyethane"

Source: ethylene glycol is a useful industrial compound found in many consumer products, including automotive antifreeze, hydraulic brake fluids, some stamp pad inks, ballpoint pens, solvents, paints, plastics, films, and cosmetics; it also is used as a pharmaceutical vehicle.


IUPAC Name: ethane-1,2-diol
CAS Number: 107-21-1
PubChem ID: 174
Canonical SMILES: C(CO)O

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C2H6O2
Molecular Weight: 62,0678

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 2
Number of bond acceptors: 2
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 4


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Toxicological Information

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Evidence Supporting This Chemical as an Endocrine Disruptor
TEDX List of Potential Endocrine Disruptors

Ren L, Meldahl A, Lech JJ. 1996. Dimethyl formamide (DMFA) and ethylen glycol (EG) are estrogenic in rainbow trout. Chem Biol Interact 102(1):63-67.

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