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1. A compound containing two alcohol groups.
2. Ethylene glycol.
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(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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de la Caba et al., "Structure-property relationships of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers based on polycarbonate diols," Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol.
The crystal structure of rat's 3[alpha]-HSD containing [NADP.sup.+] and testosterone (PDB id 1afs [15]) was used as a docking target for steroid substrate DIOL, TEB, TRI, and VCZ.
([+ or -])-(4R)-Limonene (64) yielded (1S,2S,4R)-p-menth-8-ene-1,2, diol (69) when fermented with the A mella (Noma and Nishimura 1987) (Scheme 72).
The stoichiometric results indicated consumption of 1 mol of diols consumes 1 mol NCSA as represented by the following empirical equation:
PAH diol epoxide formation occurs immediately and is not a theoretical long- term effect.
The diols were characterized using gel permeation chromatography, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and [.sup.1]H NMR spectroscopy.
En ambos metodos el Tinuvin 622 es transformado al Diol 622, mediante la saponificacion con hidroxido de potasio (KOH) y/o con hidroxido de tetrabutil amonio (TBAH).
This is the reason G(S[O.sub.2]) was defined as an indicator of the aromatic diol compound based polysulfone degradation upon irradiation.
The diol and DCE (15 ml/g of resin) were added to each vial, and the mixtures were stirred at 300 rpm at 60[degrees]C for 15 minutes.