Glycerine

It is a colorless, odorless, sweet-tasting, non-toxic, and viscous liquid with extensive applications in pharmaceutical formulations, the food industry, as well as coatings, resins, and adhesives. The molecular structure of glycerol is a component of lipids known as glycerides. Thanks to its antimicrobial and antiviral properties, it is prominently featured in FDA-approved treatments for wounds and burns. Additionally, it serves as an effective marker for assessing liver disease. Furthermore, glycerol is widely used as a sweetening agent in the food industry and as a moisture-retaining humectant in pharmaceutical formulations.

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Propanetriol, Glycerin, 1,2,3-Trihydroxypropane, Glycerol, 1, 2, 3 - Propanetriol, E 422, Glycerine, Glycerol
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C3H8O3
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56-81-5

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92.094 g/mol
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18.0°C
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287.8°C
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198.9°C
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1.263 g/cc
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Liquid (clear), Colourless

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  • Ink, toner and colourant
  • Food additive
  • Anti-freeze
  • Leather processing
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Textile handling
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal care
  • Beauty products
  • Paint and Coatings

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  • Polymers
  • Rubber
  • Chemical Processing
  • CASE & Construction
  • Beauty & Personal Care
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Pulp & Paper