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56-81-5 - Glycerol, 99+% - Glycerin - 1,2,3-Propanetriol - A16205 - Alfa Aesar

A16205 Glycerol, 99+%

CAS Number
56-81-5
Synonyms
Glycerin
1,2,3-Propanetriol

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
500ml 26.48
2500ml 82.71
10000ml 222.48
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Glycerol, 99+%

MDL
MFCD00004722
EINECS
200-289-5

Chemical Properties

Formula
C3H8O3
Formula Weight
92.09
Melting point
18°
Boiling Point
182°/20mm
Flash Point
160°(320°F)
Density
1.260
Refractive Index
1.4740
Sensitivity
Hygroscopic
Solubility
Miscible with water and alcohol. Partially miscible with ether and ethyl acetate. Immiscible with chloroform.

Applications

Glycerol is used as a solvent, sweetener, preservative, antifreezing agent, thickening agent in liqueurs and humectants in the food industry. It is also used in the preparation of pharmaceutical and personal care products, thereby improving the smoothness and provides lubrication. It is an active component in glycerin soap. It finds application in cough syrups, elixirs and expectorants, toothpaste, soaps, mouthwashes, skin care products, shaving cream, hair care products, and water-based personal lubricants. It is used as a starting material for the preparation of nitroglycerin, allyl iodidie, epichlorohydrin and glycerine acetate. In medical field, it is also used as a laxative and a temporary reduction in the internal pressure of the eye. In addition to this, it is involved to aid in casting gradient gels, protein stabilizer and storage buffer component.

Notes

Hygroscopic. Incompatible with perchloric acid, lead oxide, acetic anhydride, nitrobenzene, chlorine, peroxides, strong acids and strong bases.

Literature References

Morales, M.; Dapsens, P. Y.; Giovinazzo, I.; Witte, J.; Mondelli, C.; Papadokonstantakis, S.; Hungerbuhler, K.; Ramirez, J. P. Environmental and economic assessment of lactic acid production from glycerol using cascade bio- and chemocatalysis. Energy Environ. Sci. 2015, 8 (2), 558-567.

Bagheri, S.; Julkapli, N. M.; Yehye, W. A. Catalytic conversion of biodiesel derived raw glycerol to value added products. Renewable Sustainable Energy Rev. 2015, 41, 113-127.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H319

Causes serious eye irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P280-P264-P305+P351+P338-P337+P313

Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Wash thoroughly after handling. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.

Other References

Merck
14,4484
Beilstein
635685
Harmonized Tariff Code
2905.45
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
MA8050000

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