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A colourless soluble liquid used as a solvent and antifreeze.
- ‘Other glycols are also used in polymer production; for example, tetramethylene glycol is used to produce polyesters, and diethylene glycol is used in the manufacture of polyurethane and unsaturated polyester resins.’
- ‘While it's true that some Austrian winemakers were caught adding an illicit sweetening agent in 1985, the substance in question was diethylene glycol, not ethylene glycol.’
- ‘Unfortunately, the new product the company distributed contained diethylene glycol, an antifreeze and poison.’
- ‘Analyses designed to sniff out diethylene glycol demonstrated just how much of this Austrian wine had been used to bolster sweet wines labelled as 100 per cent German.’
- ‘A number of incidents were reported involving diethylene glycol that triggered the need for guidelines for distribution and trade related quality.’
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