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Ethlyne glycol question

  1. May 26, 2008 #1
    How is ethlyne glycol made or derived?Is polyester made from ethlyne glycol?
     
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  3. May 26, 2008 #2

    Borek

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    Both questions answered in wikipedia.
     
  4. May 26, 2008 #3
    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?
     
  5. May 26, 2008 #4

    Borek

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    Ethylene glycol
     
  6. May 31, 2008 #5
    Thanks Borek! I realized that I had typed the wrong spelling as you will notice in the previous posts.Thanks!
     
  7. Jun 1, 2008 #6
    Hey, what about di-ethylene glycol and tri-ethylene glycol? What is the difference between them? Are they just stronger ethylene glycols?
     
  8. Jun 1, 2008 #7
    hi there,..

    simply ethylene glycol could be prepared as follwoing:

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

    good luck
     
  9. Jun 1, 2008 #8

    Borek

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    No, these are different compounds. Check wikipedia for all.
     
  10. Jun 2, 2008 #9
    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!
     
  11. Jun 2, 2008 #10

    chemisttree

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    What exactly are you asking about diethylene and triethylene glycol? Are you unsure about the structures?
     
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