Glycerin, Glycerol, and Glycerine are all names for the same versatile ingredient that serves as a humectant, emollient, and moisturizer. With its ability to attract and retain moisture, it can improve skin hydration and texture, making it a must-have for any skincare routine.
CAS Number: 56-81-5
Chemical Formula: C₃H₈O₃
Average Molar Mass: 92.09 g/mol
Density: Approximately 1.26 g/cm³ (at 20°C)
Appearance: Clear, colorless, viscous liquid
Applications and Uses:
Widely used in the cosmetic and personal care industry for its moisturizing properties in skincare products, lotions, and creams.
Applied in the pharmaceutical industry as a component in various medications and oral solutions.
Utilized in the food and beverage industry as a sweetener and humectant.
Plays a role in the manufacturing of soaps and detergents.
Essential in the production of various medical and healthcare products.
Used in the formulation of antifreeze and heat transfer fluids.
Employed in the textile industry for fabric softening.
Storage and Handling Guidelines:
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Keep containers tightly closed to prevent contamination.
Protect from extreme temperatures.
Generally regarded as safe for intended use.
Glycerin is non-toxic and has low skin irritation potential.
Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
In case of contact with eyes or skin, rinse with water. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.
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