What is Hexylene Glycol

Hexylene glycol is widely used in the paint & coating industry as a component for lacquers, varnishes, printing inks and paints. It is also used in pesticide formulation, and as a component in cosmetics for fragrances, bath, hair, and soap preparations.

  • Synonyms: HGL, 2-methylpentane-2
  • INCI: Hexylene Glycol
  • Chemical Formula: C6H14O2
  • CAS Number: 107-41-5

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula C6H14O2
CAS Number 107-41-5
Molar Weight 118.176g/mol
Specific Gravity 0.925
Melting Point -40 °C
Boiling Point 196 °C
Flash Point 93 °C
Forms Colourless liquid
Grades Technical

Uses and Applications for Hexylene Glycol

Key Applications

  • Agriculture
  • Cosmetics
  • Flame retardant
  • Personal Care
  • Pharmaceuticals


  • Water Treatment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Polymers
  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Rubber
  • Lubricants
  • Cosmetics
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Coatings & Construction

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