From: Phil McKittrick <phil_mckittrick**At_Symbol_Here**YAHOO.COM>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Glacial Acetic Acid and Ethylene Glycol incompatibility?
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2013 09:24:06 -0700
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
I received a question about storage of ethylene glycol and noticed that a lot of sources specifically mention that ethylene glycol and glacial acetic acid are incompatible. Can anyone explain why? I ran this question past our synthesis group and they were of the opinion that in order to get a reaction even with lighter alcohols, the mixture would need to be heated. Is this an error that has crept into the literature? I also found a recommendation to store away from xylene. That has me really puzzled.
My recommendations were to store with other organic acids or to store in secondary containment away from bases and
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