What is Mono ethylene glycol?
Mono ethylene glycol (ethylene glycol) is a liquid organic chemical compound whose molecular formula is represented by C2H6O2. Although this compound is very simple among the glycol family, it has many importance and applications in various industries. Ethylene glycol is used to produce a variety of products in industry. Ethylene glycol has a considerable viscosity and despite its sweet smell, it is very toxic. What we know as car antifreeze products on the market are all made using this organic compound.
Mono ethylene glycol (MEG) is the simplest combination of glycols, also known as 1 and 2 ethanediol, ethylene alcohol, 1 and 2 dihydroxyethane, and hydro carbonic acid. To produce this organic compound, ethylene raw materials are used in industry.
In these processes, an intermediate compound of ethylene oxide is formed, which eventually reacts with water to give 1 and 2 ethanes. These reactions occur in the presence of a catalyst or under alkaline or acidic conditions. The final product is mono ethylene glycol, which is produced with a maximum purity of 90%.
Mono ethylene glycol is one of the most common organic compounds with antifreeze and antifreeze properties. Ethylene glycol is used to make polyester resins; It is also a major component of antifreeze formulations. Similar compounds of ethylene glycol are di ethylene glycol, tri-ethylene glycol and butyl glycol.