ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Ethylene Oxide (ETO)

A toxic compound used in gaseous form as a sterilizing agent, usually as a 10% mixture with carbon dioxide or 12% mixture with freon (referred as 12-88). Sterilization using ETO leaves residual chemicals such as ethylene chlorohydrin and ethylene glycol.

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