diethylene glycol


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di·eth·yl·ene gly·col

(dī-eth'il-ēn glī'kōl),
An organic solvent chemically related to ethylene glycol. On metabolic conversion it becomes oxalic acid, which is toxic to the kidney. A sweet, viscous liquid that was used to make the infamous elixir of sulfanilamide that proved fatal to over 100 children in 1937, leading to the mandate to the FDA to monitor drug safety.

diethylene glycol

antifreezing agent. Causes poisoning similar to ethylene glycol.
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In Bangladesh between 1990 and 1992, 339 children developed kidney failure, and most of them died, after being given paracetamol (acetaminophen) syrup contaminated with diethylene glycol.
Even if the facilities were clean and properly maintained, Pharval would not have access to the technologies required to test for diethylene glycol.
The FDA said that electronic cigarettes marketed by two manufacturers contained carcinogens, varying amounts of nicotine, and impurities such as diethylene glycol.
Liquid density estimation of liquids for Benzene and Diethylene glycol at various temperatures is evaluated using Conventional plain paper method, reverse engineering equation suggested by Eldredge[4] and by proposed method.
The Food and Drug Administration has determined that electronic cigarettes marketed by two manufacturers contained carcinogens, varying amounts of nicotine, and impurities such as diethylene glycol.
The Subsea 7 work scope is to engineer, procure, install and commission a 9-mile, 10-inch gas and 30-inch diethylene glycol pipeline--connecting the new un-manned K5CU satellite platform with the existing K5A riser platform.
MEGlobal is the exclusive marketer of Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) and Diethylene Glycol (DEG) produced by Equate Petrochemical Company of Kuwait.
Twenty-seven more children have also fallen ill after swallowing "My Pikin", a syrup designed to stop teething pain that has been contaminated with diethylene glycol, a chemical normally used as an engine coolant.
69) The mechanism of injury appears to be different than the oxalate toxicity seen with ethylene glycol, because an experimental study, (70) as well as examination of human tissue from victims of diethylene glycol ingestion, (71) shows a lack of oxalate deposition despite hyperoxaluria.
Diethylene glycol is found in industry as antifreeze, brake fluids and various solvents, as well as in cosmetics and some canned cooking/heating fuels.
A US company made a "patent medicine" with sulfa and diethylene glycol as a solvent that killed several hundred people (diethylene glycol is a poison).
These deaths prompted global fears over Chinese products since the medicine cited as the culprit in those cases was contaminated with diethylene glycol, falsely sold as harmless glycerin.