What is 1,3-Butane Diol

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.

  • Synonyms: Butylene Glycol, Beta - Butylene Glycol
  • INCI: 1,3-Butane Diol
  • Chemical Formula: C4H10O2
  • CAS Number: 107-88-0

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula C4H10O2
CAS Number 107-88-0
Molar Weight 90.122 g/mol
Melting Point -50°C
Boiling Point 207.5°C
Flash Point 121°C
Forms Líquido incoloro
Grades Cosmetic Technical

Uses and Applications for 1,3-Butane Diol

Key Applications

  • Anti-ageing creams and lotions
  • Conditioners
  • Cosmetics
  • Food flavouring agents
  • Make-up bases
  • Moisturising cream formulation
  • Personal care products
  • Polyesters
  • Skin care products
  • Solvents
  • Sunscreen


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

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