Hexylene Glycol
Hexylene Glycol
Hexylene Glycol

Hexylene Glycol

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Hexylene Glycol is a clear, colorless liquid with the chemical formula C6HO. It is commonly used in cosmetics and personal care products as a solvent, viscosity-reducing agent, and humectant, helping to improve the texture and stability of formulations. Hexylene glycol is known for its ability to dissolve both water-soluble and oil-soluble ingredients, making it a versatile component in various formulations.

INCI Name: Hexylene Glycol

CAS Number: 107-41-5

Features:

  • Solvent Properties: Hexylene glycol is an effective solvent for both water-soluble and oil-soluble ingredients, enhancing the formulation of a wide range of products.
  • Humectant: It has moisture-retaining properties, helping to keep skin hydrated by attracting and holding water.
  • Viscosity Reduction: Hexylene glycol can reduce the viscosity of formulations, making products easier to apply and spread.

  • Stability: It improves the stability of formulations, helping to maintain the integrity and effectiveness of products over time.

Applications:

  1. Cosmetics and Personal Care Products:

    • Skin Care: Used in creams, lotions, and serums for its moisturizing and viscosity-reducing properties.
    • Hair Care: Found in shampoos, conditioners, and styling products to enhance texture and spreadability.
    • Makeup: Used in foundations, concealers, and other makeup products for its solvent and emollient properties.
    • Deodorants: Helps in achieving a smooth and even application.
  2. Pharmaceuticals:

    • Used as a solvent and carrier in topical ointments, creams, and gels.
    • Helps in improving the stability and efficacy of active pharmaceutical ingredients.
  3. Industrial Applications:

    • Paints and Coatings: Acts as a solvent and coalescing agent, improving the application and finish of paints and coatings.
    • Cleaning Products: Used in household and industrial cleaners for its solvent properties.

Specifications:

  • Molecular Formula: C6H14O2
  • Molecular Weight: 118.17 g/mol
  • Appearance: Clear, colorless liquid
  • Odor: Mild, characteristic odor
  • Density: 0.923-0.925 g/cm³ at 20°C
  • Boiling Point: 197-199°C
  • Melting Point: -45°C

 

Storage and Handling:

  • Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep containers tightly closed when not in use.
  • Follow standard safety precautions during handling.

Quality Assurance:

  • Rigorous quality control ensures purity and consistency.
  • Certificates of Analysis (COA) provided with each batch.

Wholesale:

  • Available in bulk quantities.
  • Custom packaging options upon request.
  • Contact us for pricing and ordering details.

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