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ethylene glycol
** monoethylene glycol ** ethylene alcohol ** 1,2-dihydroxyethane ** 1,2-ethanediol ** Translations

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GENERAL INFORMATION Click here for an explantaion of the general chemical status information

Description: Substance with no pesticidal activity but sometimes used as a solvent or carrier in product formulations.

Availability status: -

Introduction & key dates: -

EC Regulation 1107/2009 (repealing 91/414):
Status Not applicable
Dossier rapporteur/co-rapporteur Not applicable
Date inclusion expires Not applicable
EU Candidate for substitution (CfS) Not applicable
Listed in EU database No

Approved for use () or known to be used () in the following European countries: Click to access a note on the approvals information on this site

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Chemical structure: Click here for further information on the general chemical status information used on this site
Isomerism -
Chemical formula C2H6O2
Canonical SMILES C(CO)O
Isomeric SMILES No data
International Chemical Identifier key (InChIKey) LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
International Chemical Identifier (InChI) InChI=1S/C2H6O2/c3-1-2-4/h3-4H,1-2H2
2D structure diagram/image available? Yes

General status: Click here for further information on the general chemical status information used on this site
Pesticide type Other substance
Other constituent type Solvent
Substance group Unclassified
Minimum active substance purity -
Known relevant impurities -
Substance origin Synthetic
Mode of action Inert
CAS RN 107-21-1
EC number 203-473-3
CIPAC number -
US EPA chemical code 042203
PubChem CID -
Molecular mass (g mol-1) 62.07
PIN (Preferred Identification Name) -
IUPAC name ethane-1,2-diol
CAS name 2-hydroxyethanol
Other status information -
Relevant Environmental Water Quality Standards -
Herbicide Resistance Classification (HRAC) Not applicable
Herbicide Resistance Classification (WSSA) Not applicable
Insecticide Resistance Classification (IRAC) Not applicable
Fungicide Resistance Classification (FRAC) Not applicable
Examples of recorded resistance -
Physical state Colourless syrupy liquid
Related substances & organisms -

Formulations:
Property Click here for information on the general product and branding information used on this site Value
Example manufacturers & suppliers of products using this active now or historically -
Example products using this active -
UK LERAP status Not applicable
Formulation and application details -


ENVIRONMENTAL FATE

Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe environmental fate on this site Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with fate data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret environmental fate data
Solubility - In water at 20oC (mg l-1) 1000000 V3 - @ 25 DegC High
Solubility - In organic solvents at 20oC (mg l-1) Miscible F3 - Acetone -
Miscible F3 - Pyridine -
Insoluble F2 - Benzene -
Melting point (oC) -12.9 Q3 -
Boiling point (oC) 197.6 E3 -
Degradation point (oC) - - -
Flashpoint (oC) 115 E3 - (open cup) -
Octanol-water partition coefficient at pH 7, 20oC P 4.37 X 10-02 Calculated -
Log P -1.36 V3 Low
Bulk density (g ml-1)/Specific gravity 1.1088 P3 -
Dissociation constant (pKa) at 25oC 15.1 V3 -
Note: Very weak acid
Vapour pressure at 20oC (mPa) 7900 F3 Highly volatile
Henry's law constant at 25oC (Pa m3 mol-1) - - -
GUS leaching potential index Click here for a note on the limitations of the GUS index 4.81 Calculated High leachability
SCI-GROW groundwater index (μg l-1) for a 1 kg ha-1 or 1 l ha-1 application rate Click here for a note on the limitations of the SCI-GROW index Value 9.39 X 10-01 Calculated -
Note -
Potential for particle bound transport index Click here for a note on the limitations of the potential for particle bound transport index - Calculated Low
Maximum UV-vis absorption L mol-1 cm-1 - - -
Surface tension (mN m-1) - - -

Degradation:
Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe substance degradation Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with degradation data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret substance degradation data
General biodegradability -
Soil degradation (days) (aerobic) DT50 (typical) 20 F1 Non-persistent
DT50 (lab at 20oC) - - -
DT50 (field) - - -
DT90 (lab at 20oC) - - -
DT90 (field) - - -
DT50 modelling endpoint - - -
Note: -
Dissipation rate RL50 on plant matrix Value - - -
Note -
Dissipation rate RL50 on and in plant matrix Value - - -
Note -
Aqueous photolysis DT50 (days) at pH 7 Value - - -
Note -
Aqueous hydrolysis DT50 (days) at 20oC and pH 7 Value Stable F3 -
Note -
Water-sediment DT50 (days) - - -
Water phase only DT50 (days) 2 F2 Moderately fast

Soil adsorption and mobility:
Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe substance adsorption and mobility Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with adsorption and mobility data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret substance adsorption and mobility
Linear Kd - F3 Very mobile
Koc 2.0
Notes and range Given as Log Koc = 0 - 0.62
Freundlich Kf - - -
Kfoc -
1/n -
Notes and range -
pH sensitivity -


ECOTOXICOLOGY

Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe substance ecotoxicology Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with ecotoxicology data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret substance ecotoxicology
Bio-concentration factor BCF (l kg-1) 10 E3 Leuciscus idus melanotus Low potential
CT50 (days) Not available -
Mammals - Acute oral LD50 (mg kg-1) 4700 E3 Rat Low
Mammals - Short term dietary NOEL (mg kg-1) - - -
(ppm diet) - -
Birds - Acute LD50 (mg kg-1) 75100 F2 Unknown species Low
Birds - Short term dietary (LC50/LD50) - - -
Fish - Acute 96 hour LC50 (mg l-1) 18500 F3 Oncorhynchus mykiss Low
Fish - Chronic 21 day NOEC (mg l-1) 15380 F2 Unknown species Low
Aquatic invertebrates - Acute 48 hour EC50 (mg l-1) 34440 F3 Daphnia magna Low
Aquatic invertebrates - Chronic 21 day NOEC (mg l-1) 8590 F2 Daphnia magna Low
Aquatic crustaceans - Acute 96 hour LC50 (mg l-1) - - -
Sediment dwelling organisms - Acute 96 hour LC50 (mg l-1) - - -
Sediment dwelling organisms - Chronic 28 day NOEC, static, water (mg l-1) - - -
Sediment dwelling organisms - Chronic 28 day NOEC, sediment (mg kg-1) - - -
Aquatic plants - Acute 7 day EC50, biomass (mg l-1) - - -
Non-target plants - - -
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Algae - Acute 72 hour EC50, growth (mg l-1) 6500 F2 Unknown species Low
Algae - Chronic 96 hour NOEC, growth (mg l-1) 6500 F3 Selenastrum capricornutum Low
Honeybees (Apis spp.) Contact acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg bee-1) - - -
Oral acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg bee-1) - - -
Unknown mode acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg bee-1) - - -
Bumblebees (Bombus spp.) Contact acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg bee-1) - - -
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Oral acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg bee-1) - - -
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Mason bees (Osmia spp.) Contact acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg bee-1) - - -
Oral acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg bee-1) - - -
Other pollinators (1) Acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg insect-1) - - -
Mode of exposure -
Other pollinators (2) Acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg insect-1) - - -
Mode of exposure -
Earthworms - Acute 14 day LC50 (mg kg-1) - - -
Earthworms - Chronic 14 day NOEC, reproduction (mg kg-1) - - -
Other soil macro-organisms - e.g. Collembola LR50 / EC50 / NOEC / % Effect - - -
Other arthropod (1) LR50 g ha-1 - - -
% Effect - - -
Other arthropod (2) LR50 g ha-1 - - -
% Effect - - -
Soil micro-organisms - - -
Mesocosm study data NOEAEC mg l-1 - - -
NOEAEC mg l-1 - - -


HUMAN HEALTH AND PROTECTION

General:
Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe human health and protection issues Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with human health and protection data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret human health and protection data
Threshold of Toxicological Concern (Cramer Class) Click here for a note on the limitations of the Cramer class Low (class I) - -
Mammals - Acute oral LD50 (mg kg-1) 4700 E3 Rat Low
Mammals - Dermal LD50 (mg kg-1 body weight) - - -
Mammals - Inhalation LC50 (mg l-1) - - -
Other Mammal toxicity endpoints - -
ADI - Acceptable Daily Intake (mg kg-1bw day-1) - - -
ARfD - Acute Reference Dose (mg kg-1bw day-1) - - -
AAOEL - Acute Acceptable Operator Exposure Level (mg kg-1 bw day-1) - - -
AOEL - Acceptable Operator Exposure Level - Systemic (mg kg-1bw day-1) - - -
Dermal penetration studies (%) - - -
Dangerous Substances Directive 76/464 - - -
Exposure Routes Public -
Occupational May be absorbed via the skin or by inhalation
European MRLs Click here for the EU MRL pesticide database
Drinking Water Standards - - -
Drinking Water MAC (μg l-1) - - -

Health issues:
Carcinogen Genotoxic Endocrine disrupter Reproduction / development effects Cholinesterase inhibitor Neurotoxicant

A0; B0; C0; D0; E0

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Respiratory tract irritant Skin irritant Skin sensitiser Eye irritant Phototoxicant

-

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General human health issues Kidney toxicant
Key: Genotoxicity
A: Chromosome aberration (EFSA database)
B: DNA damage/repair (EFSA database)
C: Gene mutation (EFSA database)
D: Genome mutation (EFSA database)
E: Unspecified genotoxicity type (miscellaneous data source)
0: No data
1: Positive
2: Mixed/ambiguous results
3: Negative
Key: Other
: Yes, known to cause a problem
: No, known not to cause a problem
: Possibly, status not identified
- : No data found

Handling issues:
Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe substance handling issues Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with data on handling issues Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret data on handling issues
General Click here for a description of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) codes Combustable
Prevent generation of mists
CLP classification 2013 -
EC Risk Classification Click here to view information omn the EU risk phrases Xn - Harmful: R22
Xi - Irritant: R36
EC Safety Classification Click here to view information omn the EU safety phrases S26, S36, S37, S39, S45, S53
WHO Classification None - not a ppp - -
UN Number -
Waste disposal & packaging Click here for a description of UN packaging marks -


TRANSLATIONS

Language Name
English ethylene glycol
French ethylene glycol
German Aethylenglykol
Danish -
Italian -
Spanish etilenglicol
Greek -
Slovenian -
Polish glikol etylenowy
Swedish -
Hungarian -
Dutch -

Record last updated: Sunday 01 April 2018
Contact: aeru@herts.ac.uk