# Ethlyne glycol question

## Main Question or Discussion Point

How is ethlyne glycol made or derived?Is polyester made from ethlyne glycol?

Borek
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There is no presently existing page in Wikipedia about Ethlyne Glycol! Maybe because I typed in "Ethlyne Glycol".What did you type to get the answers,Borek?

Borek
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Ethylene glycol

Thanks Borek! I realized that I had typed the wrong spelling as you will notice in the previous posts.Thanks!

Hey, what about di-ethylene glycol and tri-ethylene glycol? What is the difference between them? Are they just stronger ethylene glycols?

hi there,..

simply ethylene glycol could be prepared as follwoing:

CH2=CH2 + O + 2H2O ----( KMNO4/ 0 cel.deg.)----> HOCH2-CH2OH

good luck

Borek
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No, these are different compounds. Check wikipedia for all.

C'mon Borek let's have a nice discussion here.Let alone Wikipedia.Of course, your suggestion to visit Wikipedia is a very nice one, no doubt, but let's have discussion here.

Thanks for the correct spelling, Borek!

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