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Hexylene Glycol

  • Agilis Product ID AGILIS277
  • Generic Name Hexylene Glycol
  • Product Name Hexylene Glycol
  • Producer Name Solvay
  • Chemical Name 2-methylpentane-2,4-diol
  • Chemical Formula C6H14O2
  • CAS# 107-41-5
  • EC Number 203-489-0
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Product Description

HEXYLENE GLYCOL is a colorless and limpid liquid, with a characteristic sweetened smell, viscous and poorly hygroscopic. It is miscible with the most common organic solvents, fat acids and water.

Critical Properties

Critical Specifications

Property Value Units Test Method
Purity 99.50% %wt. GC
Water Content 0.02% %wt. ASTM D-1364
Color 10 Pt/Co ASTM D-1209
Specific Gravity 0.95 20C ASTM D-4052
Acidity as Acetic Acid 0.005 %wt. ASTM D-1613
Distillation Range 195.5 - 198.5 C ASTM D-1078
Water Misibility Passes Test NA ASTM XXX
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Major Applications

Coatings, cleansers, cosmetics, solvents, and hydraulic fluids. Also used in laboratory settings as a common precipitant and cryoprotectant in protein crystallography.


Application Guide


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