Glycerine Refined (Min. 99.5%)

Glycerol is a simple polyol compound. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. The glycerol backbone is found in all lipids known as triglycerides. It is widely used in the food industry as a sweetener and humectant and in pharmaceutical formulations. Glycerol has three hydroxyl groups that are responsible for its solubility in water and its hygroscopic nature.

Parameter Value

CAS Number

56-81-5 

Chemical formula

C3H8O3

Molar mass

92.09 g·mol−1

Appearance

colorless liquid
hygroscopic

Odor

odorless

Density

1.261 g/cm3

Melting point

17.8 °C (64.0 °F; 290.9 K)

Boiling point

290 °C (554 °F; 563 K)[3]

Solubility in water

miscible[1]

Vapor pressure

0.003 mmHg (50°C)

Magnetic susceptibility (χ)

-57.06·10−6 cm3/mol

Refractive index (nD)

1.4746

Viscosity

1.412 Pa·s

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