Pentaerythritol

Pentaerythritol is an odorless white solid. Sinks and mixes slowly with water. (USCG, 1999) Pentaerythritol is a primary alcohol.

Synonyms
PENTAERYTHRITOL, 115-77-5, 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)propane-1,3-diol, Pentek, Tetramethylolmethane, Monopentaerythritol, Auxinutril, Maxinutril, Monopentek, Pentaerythrite, Penetek, Metab-Auxil, Hercules P6, Tetrahydroxymethylmethane, Methane tetramethylol, 1,3-Propanediol, 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)-, Tetrakis(hydroxymethyl)methane, 2,2-Bis(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol, PE 200, NSC 8100
Chemical Formula
C5H12O14
CAS Number
115-77-5

Characteristics

Molar Weight
136.15 g/mol
Melting Point
502 °F (USCG, 1999)
Boiling Point
Sublimes (NIOSH, 2016)
Forms
White, Odourless, Solid

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Explosives
  • Plastics and polymers
  • Cosmetic products
  • Paint and Coatings

Industries

  • Polymers
  • Beauty & Personal Care
  • CASE & Construction
  • Rubber