Alternative Names: MPG, Propylene glycol, 1,2-Propanediol, Methyl ethylene glycol
CAS Number: 57-55-6 EC Number: 22-338-0
Monopropylene glycol (MPG) is a clear, colourless, and viscous liquid organic compound with the chemical formula C3H8O2. It is a type of glycol, which is a family of compounds that contains two hydroxyl (-OH) groups. MPG is also known as 1,2-propanediol.
MPG is a versatile chemical that is used in a wide range of applications. One of its most common applications is as a humectant, which means it helps to retain moisture in products. MPG is used as a humectant in personal care and cosmetic products, such as lotions, creams, and hair conditioners. MPG is also used as a solvent in various industries, such as the pharmaceutical industry, where it is used to dissolve active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and in the food industry as a solvent for flavourings and colourings. It is also used as a solvent for fragrances, inks, and dyes.