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82280

Sigma-Aldrich

1,2-Propanediol

puriss. p.a., ACS reagent, ≥99.5% (GC)

Synonym(s):
1,2-PDO, Propylene glycol
Linear Formula:
CH3CH(OH)CH2OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
76.09
Beilstein:
1340498
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

grade

ACS reagent
puriss. p.a.

vapor density

2.62 (vs air)

vapor pressure

0.08 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.5% (GC)

form

viscous liquid

autoignition temp.

779 °F

shelf life

3 yr

expl. lim.

12.5 %

impurities

≤0.003% free acid (as CH3COOH)
≤0.1% water

evapn. residue

≤0.005%

ign. residue

<0.005% (as SO4)

refractive index

n20/D 1.432 (lit.)
n20/D 1.433

bp

187 °C (lit.)

mp

−60 °C (lit.)

density

1.036 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤1 mg/kg
sulfate (SO42-): ≤20 mg/kg

cation traces

Ca: ≤5 mg/kg
Cd: ≤1 mg/kg
Co: ≤1 mg/kg
Cr: ≤1 mg/kg
Cu: ≤1 mg/kg
Fe: ≤1 mg/kg
K: ≤20 mg/kg
Mg: ≤1 mg/kg
Mn: ≤1 mg/kg
Na: ≤20 mg/kg
Ni: ≤1 mg/kg
Pb: ≤1 mg/kg
Zn: ≤5 mg/kg

SMILES string

CC(O)CO

InChI

1S/C3H8O2/c1-3(5)2-4/h3-5H,2H2,1H3

InChI key

DNIAPMSPPWPWGF-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

1,2-Propanediol is a 1,2-alkanediol. It can be obtained from glycerol, via hydrogenolysis in the presence of Ru/C and Amberlyst ion-exchange resins.

Application

1,2-Propanediol (propanediol) may be employed as a cryoprotective agent for the preservation (by cooling to sub-zero temperatures) of human embryos and oocytes (human and mouse).

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. 82280.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

219.2 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

104 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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