Boese, Roland; Weiss, Hans-Christoph:
1,2-Ethanediol (ethylene glycol) at 130 K.
In: Acta Crystallographica, Section C: Crystal Structure Communications (Acta Crystallogr.Sect.C Cryst.Struct.Commun.), Jg. C54 (1998), Heft 6, i, IUC9800024
1998Artikel/Aufsatz in ZeitschriftChemie
1,2-Ethanediol (ethylene glycol) at 130 K.
Boese, RolandLSF; Weiss, Hans-Christoph


A single crystal of the most commonly used antifreezing agent, ethylene glycol (m.p. 261.6 K), was grown in situ at 220 K with the help of a miniature zone melting procedure using an IR-laser beam. Crystallog. data and at. coordinates are given. The structure soln. and refinement followed std. procedures, in which all H atoms were treated without constraints. The mols. have a synclinal conformation (torsion angle O1-Cl-C2-O2 -64.4 Deg) and the packing consists of catamer-like, two-dimensional networks with H bridges parallel to the [100] plane, O...O distances 2.711(1) and 2.730(2) .ANG. and O-H...O angles 176(2), 171(2) Deg.