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Propylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol is a clear, colorless liquid with a wide range of applications. It serves as a humectant and solvent in the food and beverage industry, helping to maintain moisture and enhance product stability. In pharmaceuticals, it acts as an excipient in formulations. Propylene Glycol is commonly used as a moisturizer and ingredient in cosmetics and personal care products due to its hydrating properties. It also finds use as an industrial solvent and as an antifreeze and deicing agent in automotive and HVAC systems.

Chemical Formula:

C₃H₈O₂

CAS Number:

57-55-6

Synonyms:

1,2-Propanediol, PG

Characteristics

Molar Weight

76.10 g/mol

Melting Point

-59 °C (-74.2 °F)

Boiling Point

188.2 °C (370.8 °F)

Solubility

Miscible with water and many organic solvents

Density

1.036 g/cm³

Forms

Clear, colorless liquid

Odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Humectant and solvent in food and beverages
  • Excipient in pharmaceutical formulations
  • Moisturizer and ingredient in cosmetics and personal care products
  • Industrial solvent for various processes
  • Antifreeze and deicing agent in automotive and HVAC systems

Industries

  • Food and beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetics and personal care
  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Antifreeze and deicing

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