Definition of diethylene glycol in English:

diethylene glycol


  • A colorless soluble liquid used as a solvent and antifreeze.

    Chemical formula: (C₂H₄OH)₂O

    ‘While it's true that some Austrian winemakers were caught adding an illicit sweetening agent in 1985, the substance in question was diethylene glycol, not ethylene glycol.’
    • ‘Other glycols are also used in polymer production; for example, tetramethylene glycol is used to produce polyesters, and diethylene glycol is used in the manufacture of polyurethane and unsaturated polyester resins.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the new product the company distributed contained diethylene glycol, an antifreeze and poison.’
    • ‘Analyses designed to sniff out diethylene glycol demonstrated just how much of this Austrian wine had been used to bolster sweet wines labelled as 100 per cent German.’
    • ‘A number of incidents were reported involving diethylene glycol that triggered the need for guidelines for distribution and trade related quality.’


diethylene glycol

/dīˌeTHəlēn ˈɡlīkôl/ /daɪˌɛθəlin ˈɡlaɪkɔl/