The simplest member of the class of propane-1,3-diols, consisting of propane in which one hydrogen from each methyl group is substituted by a hydroxy group. A colourless, viscous, water-miscible liquid with a high (210°C) boiling point, it is used in the synthesis of certain polymers and as a solvent and antifreeze

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1,3-dihydroxypropane I 1,3-propylene glycol I 2-(hydroxymethyl)ethanol
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-32 °C
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214 °C
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>110 °C
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1.053 g/mL at 25 °C
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Liquid (clear)

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  • Preservative
  • Solvents
  • Skin care products
  • Personal care
  • Cosmetic products
  • Moisturizing products

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  • Beauty & Personal Care
  • CASE & Construction
  • Cleaning