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Also known as Glycerine

H.S.Code 29054900 CAS No. 56-81-5
Molecular Formula C3H8O3 Molecular Weight 92.09
Physical State viscous liquid Refractive index 1.4746
Odour Odorless Solubility in water Miscible
Density 1.261 g/cm³ Flash point 160 °C
pH value 7-7.5 Melting Point 17.8 °C

About Glycerol

Glycirol is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. Glycerol is a simple polyol compound also called glycerine or glycerin. Glycerol is generally obtained from plant and animal sources where it occurs in triglycerides, esters of glycerol with long-chain carboxylic acids.

Due to having antimicrobial and antiviral properties it is widely used in FDA approved wound and burn treatments. In food and beverages, glycerol serves as a humectant, solvent, and sweetener, and may help preserve foods. Glycerol is used in medical, pharmaceutical and personal care preparations, often as a means of improving smoothness, providing lubrication, and as a humectant.

Glycerol Molecular Image

Glycerol Specifications

Packaging 500 ml, 1 litre, 2.5 litre, 5 litre
Form viscous liquid
Colour Colourless
Grade LR / AR
Hazard Class
Shelf Life 60 Months
Glycerol Can

5 Litres