Propylene Glycol Excipient | Pharma Excipient
Propylene Glycol is 1,2-Propanediol (chemical formula CH3CH(OH)CH2OH), a synthetic, low molecular weight organic compound obtained by hydration of propylene oxide. Being a low m.w diol, Propylene glycol is hydrophilic and miscible in many solvents, including water, ethanol, acetone and ether. It is supplied as a clear, odourless, viscous liquid.
Pharmacopoeia Compliance: USP-NF; Ph.Eur; B.P; J.P; I.P
Synonyms and Trade Names: Propylene Glycol; 1,2–Dihydroxypropane; 2–Hydroxypropanol; Methyl Ethylene Glycol; Methyl Ethyl Glycol; Propane–1,2-Diol; E1520; PPG, PG; SUSTERRA®; DOWFROST®
Uses and Applications: Solvent; Co-Solvent; Humectant; Plasticizer; and Clarifier
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