Why Buy Monopropylene Glycol (General Use) Online from UK Chemical Suppliers, ReAgent Chemicals?
We supply monopropylene glycol for general use in 2.5L and 25L containers, 200 L drums and 1,000 L IBC. We also offer further options, from personalised labelling to bulk orders. For almost 50 years, ReAgent has been producing chemical products and throughout that time, we have established a reputation for quality, service and reliability.
Monopropylene glycol, or simply propylene glycol, is an organic double alcohol with the formula C3H8O2. It forms a colourless and odourless solution, highly soluble in water and chloroform. It contains an asymmetrical carbon, and it exists in two forms. Most commercial products available are a mixture of both forms, as pure solutions of each form individually are expensive to obtain.
Applications of Monopropylene Glycol (General Use)
Almost half of all propylene glycol produced is used in the manufacture of unsaturated polyester resins. This compound can react with isophthalic acid and maleic anhydride to produce a polymer, which subsequently undergoes crosslinking to produce thermoset plastics.
This compound is also considered safe and can be used as a humectant and preservative in food products, as well as a common ingredient in electronic cigarettes and personal care products. In the pharmaceutical industry, it’s the preferred solvent for chemicals that are insoluble in water. Finally, one last application is in antifreeze and de-icer, as it can lower the water’s freezing point. In this case, it’s becoming a more popular option than alternative products as it is classed as non-toxic.
Excellent Customer Service
We can supply a wide range of chemicals, including monopropylene glycol for general use, as well as bespoke products to suit your needs. Simply contact us for a quote or technical question and a member of our customer service team will be glad to help.
Before you buy monopropylene glycol from us, it is important to know a little more about it. Monopropylene glycol is a colourless, viscous compound liquid. It is miscible with a large range of solvents including water, acetone and chloroform. It's a common type of propylene glycerol, along with its brother chemicals dipropylene glycerol and tripropylene glycerol.
The structure of monoropylene gycerol contains an asymmetrical carbon atom which means that there are two possible stereoisomers. It is produced through synthesis by the hydration of propylene oxide in a non-catalytic reaction, at 200 oC, and has a chemical formula of C3H8O2.
This compound has a low toxicity rating if exposed to. Please note that it is NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
Monopropylene Glycol Uses
Mono propylene glycol has found its place in various industries due to its relatively low toxicity. It is available in two grades: first grade and industrial grade. Below are some ways in which these grades are commonly used.
First Grade Mono Propylene Glycol
In the food industry as a humectant (with the e number E1520)
In pharmaceuticals as a solvent
In the cosmetic industry as a humectant in moisturisers, shampoos and other products
In e-cigarettes as one of the liquid components
Industrial Grade Mono Propylene Glycol
As a deicer and antifreeze ingredient for cars, aircrafts and boats
As a coolant in engines, aircrafts and air conditioning units
As an intermediate in the production of paints, varnishes and printing inks
In the production of unsaturated polyster resins, such as bathtubs, tanks and pipes
Buy Monopropylene Glycol from Trust Chemical Suppliers
ReAgent is a leading UK chemical supplier with a wealth of experience and accreditations at its fingertips. We sell monopropylene glycol in containers of 2.5 litres up to 200 litre drums. Precautions must be taken at all times when handling chemicals. Please refer to this chemical's safety data sheet for full guidance.