Glycerol - CAS 56-81-5

Glycerol(Cat No.:R048383), is a simple polyol compound, also known as glycerin or glycerine. It is a colorless, odorless, and sweet-tasting liquid that is widely used in various industries. Glycerol has numerous applications, including as a moisturizing agent in cosmetics and personal care products, a humectant in the food industry to retain moisture and sweetness in products like baked goods and confections, and as a solvent and lubricant in pharmaceuticals and industrial processes. It also plays a role in the production of biofuels, pharmaceuticals, and explosives. Glycerol’s versatility and safety make it a valuable and ubiquitous compound in modern manufacturing and consumer products.

Catalog Number: R048383

CAS Number: 56-81-5

PubChem Substance ID:355036360

Molecular Formula: C₃H₈O₃

Molecular Weight:92.09

Purity: ≥95%

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Synonyms1,2,3-Propanetriol; 1,3-dihydroxy-2-propanol; Propanetriol; 1,2,3-Trihydroxypropane; Bulbold; Cognis G; Cristal; DG; DG Glycerin; E 422; Emery 916; GL 300; Glycerin; Glycerin DG; Glycerine; Glyceritol; Glycyl Alcohol; Glyrol; Glysanin; IFP; M 314429;


Molecular Formula: C₃H₈O₃
Molecular Weight92.09

Computed Descriptor

IUPAC Namepropane-1,2,3-triol