An important commercial chemical, it is widely used in personal care products and especially cosmetics like sunscreen, lotions and hair products. 1,3- ButaneDiol is also used as a food flavouring agent. Recently, it has also been used for the synthesis of anti-cancer agents and as an agent in the treatment of diabetes. The compound is a colorless, water-soluble liquid. It has no large scale uses. It is one of four stable structural isomers of butanediol.


Molar Weight90.122 g/mol
Melting Point-54 °C
Boiling Point203-204 °C
Flash Point121°C
FormsLiquid (clear)

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Flavouring agent
  • Solvents
  • Skin care products
  • Personal care
  • Cosmetic products
  • Beauty products
  • Anti-ageing products
  • Polyesters


  • Pharma
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Cosmetics
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Rubber

Synonyms: 1,3 Butylene glycol I 1,3-Dihydroxybutane I

Chemical Formula: C4H10O2

CAS Number: 107-88-0