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Polyethylene Glycols

Polymers of ETHYLENE OXIDE and water, and their ethers. They vary in consistency from liquid to solid depending on the molecular weight indicated by a number following the name. They are used as SURFACTANTS, dispersing agents, solvents, ointment and suppository bases, vehicles, and tablet excipients. Some specific groups are NONOXYNOLS, OCTOXYNOLS, and POLOXAMERS.

Year introduced: 1974

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Tree Number(s): D02.033.455.250.700, D05.750.741, D25.720.741, J01.637.051.720.741

MeSH Unique ID: D011092

Registry Number: 3WJQ0SDW1A

Entry Terms:

  • Macrogol
  • Macrogols
  • Polyethylene Glycol
  • Glycol, Polyethylene
  • Glycols, Polyethylene
  • Polyethyleneoxide
  • Polyethyleneoxides
  • Polyoxyethylenes
  • Polyoxyethylene
  • Polyglycol
  • Polyglycols
  • Polyethylene Oxide
  • Oxide, Polyethylene
  • Oxides, Polyethylene
  • Polyethylene Oxides
  • Carbowax

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