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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Because sulfanilamide in pill form had proven safe and efficacious, diethylene glycol became the prime suspect for the mortalities appearing across the nation.
Equate was launched in 1995 and operates an integrated petrochemical facility that produces more than five million tons of products annually, including polyethylene, ethylene and diethylene glycol.
Research is underway to identify the chemicals in exhaled vapor, but some reported ones include nicotine, propylene glycol, diethylene glycol, formaldehyde, and metals.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, a non-departmental public body in the UK, released a report saying that e-cigarettes may "contain nicotine derived nitrosamine contaminants and diethylene glycol, a highly toxic substance".
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When nicotine is extracted from the tobacco plant, a variety of carcinogenic chemicals may be created in the process, including diethylene glycol and nitrosamines," notes Adries Verleur, co-founder and CEO of Miami-based VMR Products, which makes V2 Cigs.
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The syrup was contaminated with diethylene glycol, an industrial product not designed for human consumption.
found diethylene glycol, a poison, and known cancer-causing agents in some of the 19 varieties of e-cigarette cartridges that it tested from two manufacturers.
Historically, contamination of propylene glycol USP/EP has occurred with the presence of diethylene glycol (DEG) or monoethylene glycol (MEG) because of their similar properties and difficulty in analytical separation.
In one example, a 38wt% polyvinylidene fluoride solution in a mixture of gamma butyrolactone and diethylene glycol was extruded at 190[degrees]C into a 12[degrees]C bath of 80-wt% aqueous gamma butyrolactone, resulting in a hollow fiber membrane.