Monopropyleenglycol (Propylene glycol)


What is Monopropyleenglycol?

Monopropylene glycol, also known as 1,2-propanediol, is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid. It is an organic compound that belongs to the group of glycols. Monopropylene glycol has low viscosity, which means it flows easily and mixes well with other substances.



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How is Propylene glycol made?

Propylene glycol is typically produced through a chemical process called the hydration of propylene oxide. This process involves the reaction of propylene oxide with water, resulting in the formation of Monopropylene glycol. This process can be conducted through both direct and indirect hydration methods.

Once Monopropylene glycol is formed, it undergoes purification to remove any impurities. This is usually done through distillation, where the Monopropylene glycol is separated from other components formed during the process.

Propylene glycol in various industries

Monopropylene glycol is a versatile substance used in various industries.

One of the key industries in which it is used is the food industry. Here, it is used as a humectant and preservative. For example, it is added to certain types of ice cream to prevent the ice cream from freezing and to improve its texture. It is also used in various soft drinks and other food products.

In the pharmaceutical industry, Propylene glycol is used as a solvent and humectant in medications. For example, it is used in cough syrups to dissolve the medications and prevent the syrup from drying out.

In the cosmetic industry, Monopropylene glycol is used as a humectant. It is often added to creams, lotions, and deodorants to prevent the skin from drying out. Additionally, it is used as an ingredient in perfumes as it can hold fragrance well.

In the automotive industry, Monopropylene glycol is used as an antifreeze to prevent water in the radiator from freezing. It is added to coolant to prevent the engine from overheating. It can also be used as a solvent for inks and paints and as a plasticizer in plastics.

Monopropylene glycol is also widely used in the animal feed industry as a feed ingredient. The substance has an EU catalog number of 13.11.1 and is recognized as a GMP+ product with code 13.029. It serves various functions such as extending shelf life, acting as a humectant, and providing energy in animal feeds.


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