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.

Synonyms
Propanetriol, Glycerin, 1,2,3-Trihydroxypropane, Glycerol, 1, 2, 3 - Propanetriol, E 422, Glycerine, Glycerol
Chemical Formula
C3H8O3
CAS Number
56-81-5

Characteristics

Molar Weight
92.094 g/mol
Melting Point
18.0°C
Boiling Point
287.8°C
Flash Point
198.9°C
Density
1.263 g/cc
Forms
Liquid (clear), Colourless

Uses and Applications

Key applications

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

Industries

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