Monopropylene Glycol Industrial 1039kg


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Monopropylene Glycol Industrial 1039kg Monopropylene Glycol Industrial 1039kg, also known as propylene glycol is a viscous, colourless liquid which is basically odourless, though it does possess a mild, sweet taste. Its chemical formula is CH3CH(OH)CH2OH. It contains two alcohol groups so it is classed as a diol. It is miscible with a broad range of solvents, these include acetone, water and chloroform. In general, glycols do not irritate and have very low volatility. Industrially, it is produced from propylene oxide. Manufacturers use either a non-catalytic, high temperature process at 200°C or a catalytic method, that takes place between 150°C and 180°C., in the presence of an ion exchange resin or a small amount of sulfuric acid or other alkali. To create USP/JP/EP/BP grade monopropylene glycol, further purification is carried out. It has many uses, one of its primary uses is as a chemical feedstock for the production of unsaturated polyester resins. In the food industry, it is used in various edible items, such as coffee-based drinks, ice cream, whipped dairy products, liquid sweeteners and soda. It is also used in a range of personal items, including hand sanitizer, as a humectant to prevent skin from drying. In pharmaceuticals, it is often used as a solvent, including in oral, injectable and topical formulations. It is used as a component in anti-freeze products, the freezing point of water is depressed when mixed with monopropylene glycol. To view our full range of food products, click here. Please note, this product can only be delivered to commercial premises.