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gly·col

(glī'kol),
1. A compound containing two alcohol groups.
2. Ethylene glycol.

glycol

/gly·col/ (gli´kol) any of a group of aliphatic dihydric alcohols, having marked hygroscopic properties and useful as solvents and plasticizers.
polyethylene glycol  see under P.

glycol

(glī′kōl) (-kŏl) [″ + alcohol]
Any one of the dihydric alcohols related to ethylene glycol, C2H6O2.

Patient care

The glycols, including ethylene and propylene glycol, are found in many antifreezes, solvents, detergents, and lacquers, and their ingestion is a common cause of accidental poisoning in the U.S. The intoxicated patient should be treated by decontaminating the stomach in order to decrease uptake of the chemical. Sodium bicarbonate is also given if metabolic acidosis develops. Seizures, brain damage, ophthalmic injury, and renal failure are common complications of exposure. Support of the patient often includes parenteral administration of thiamine and other vitamins, as well as of alcohol dehydrogenase inhibitors.

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The solvent was a mixture of xylene/methyl isobutyl ketone/butyl cellosolve (13/45/42%, by weight).
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According to the non-profit Cancer Prevention Coalition, some other problematic chemicals found in many household cleaners include crystalline silica, an irritant to the eyes and lungs and a likely carcinogen, and butyl cellosolve, which has been linked to kidney and liver problems and is reportedly toxic to forming cells.
The effect of the 1:1 styrene:maleic anhydride base resin and its two half esters (one esterified with butyl cellosolve, one esterified with isopropanol and cyclohexanol) was to increase ink viscosity over that of the control.
Epoxy resin (epoxy equivalent 500) of 30% volume solids was prepared by refluxing 30 g of 6071 resin with 70 cc of solvent mixture of xylene, methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), and butyl cellosolve.
Other methods to test surface energy of the substrate range from a tape pick-off test to a chemical test involving the application of formamide and ethyl cellosolve, used to determine dyne level.
But, he says, "There is a carcinogenic substance named butyl cellosolve that is highly biodegradable and very toxic.