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Glycerine

Glycerine

Glycerine, also known as glycerol, is a clear, odorless liquid. It is a versatile compound with humectant properties, used in cosmetics, food, pharmaceuticals, and industrial applications. Glycerine acts as a moisturizer, solvent, sweetener, and lubricant in various products.

Chemical Formula:

C3H8O3

CAS Number:

56-81-5

Synonyms:

Glycerol, Glycerin, Glyceryl alcohol, Propanetriol, 1,2,3-Trihydroxypropane, Trihydroxypropane, Glyceritol, Glycerinum

Characteristics

Molar Weight

92.094 g/mol

Melting Point

17.8°C

Boiling Point

290-300°C

Solubility

It is highly soluble in water and soluble in alcohol, acetone, and some organic solvents.

Density

1.263 g/cc

Forms

Liquid (clear), Colourless,viscous liquid.

Odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food and Beverage
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Explosives and Pyrotechnics
  • Industrial Applications
  • Animal Feed
  • Chemical Analysis and Research

Industries

  • Tobacco Industry
  • Automotive and Industrial

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