Glycerol Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Glycerol (also called Glycerin) is a trihydroxy sugar alcohol. The multiple hydroxyl groups and carbon atoms make Glycerol a polyol with the IUPAC name of 1, 2, 3–Propanetriol. It is found in biological systems as an intermediate in lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. Glycerol is supplied as a clear, colourless, odourless, very viscous but hygroscopic liquid. It has a sweet taste, approximately 0.6 times as sweet as Sucrose.
Synonyms and Trade Names: Glycerol; 1,2,3-propanetriol; Trihydroxypropane Glycerol; Concentrated Glycerin; E422; Croderol; Kemstrene; Pricerine
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF; Ph.Eur; B.P; J.P; I.P
Uses and Applications: Solvent, Cosolvent; Carrier; Emollient; Humectant; Plasticizer; Sweetening Agent; and Tonicity Agent
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