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Glycerol

greener alternative

BioRenewable, ≥99.5%

Synonym(s):
1,2,3-Propanetriol, Glycerin
Linear Formula:
HOCH2CH(OH)CH2OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
92.09
Beilstein:
635685
MDL number:

Quality Level

vapor density

3.1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<1 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.5%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

698 °F

greener alternative product characteristics

Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries
Use of Renewable Feedstocks
Design for Degradation
Learn more about the Principles of Green Chemistry.

refractive index

n20/D 1.474 (lit.)

bp

182 °C/20 mmHg (lit.)

mp

20 °C (lit.)

density

1.25 g/mL (lit.)

greener alternative category

Aligned

SMILES string

OCC(O)CO

InChI

1S/C3H8O3/c4-1-3(6)2-5/h3-6H,1-2H2

InChI key

PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

We are committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Greener Chemistry. Glycerol provides a high boiling point, low flammability, and polarity. Glycerol is non-toxic, biodegradable, and comes from a renewable feedstock, thus it aligns with "Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries", "Use of Renewable Feedstocks", and "Design for Degradation". Click here for more information.

Application

Glycerol can be used in a broad range of applications:
  • Sample preparation and gel formation for polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis
  • It is used to aid in casting gradient gels and as a protein stabilizer and storage buffer component
  • As a solvent in organic synthesis, such as Huisgen cycloaddition of azides
  • In pharmaceutical and personal care industries as a humectant and for improved smoothness
Glycerol is used both in sample preparation and gel formation for polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Glycerol (5-10%) increases the density of a sample so that the sample will layer at the bottom of a gel′s sample well. Glycerol is also used to aid in casting gradient gels and as a protein stabilizer and storage buffer component.

Features and Benefits

  • ASTM D6866 - Standard Test Methods for Determining the Biobased Content
  • Renewable Carbon Content – ≥99.9%
  • Made from Renewable Resource – Palm oil

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

390.2 °F - Pensky-Martens closed cup

Flash Point(C)

199 °C - Pensky-Martens closed cup

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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  1. What is a BioRenewable solvent?

    BioRenewable solvents are sourced from renewable and sustainable biobased materials, such as soy/palm oil, wood waste, hay or corn byproducts, etc. It is important to highlight that our BioRenewable products do not compete with food production.

  2. Why should you use BioRenewable solvents?

    You will contribute to create a sustainable world, significantly lowering environmental impact. Biorenewable solvents also decrease petroleum sources dependency, have higher recovery rates, and/or are safer for handling and disposal.

  3. Do BioRenewable solvents have a similar quality to petroleum-based solvents?

    BioRenewable solvents can have the same or higher purity level compared to traditional solvents. These solvents are free of the many byproducts of petroleum manufacturing, such as benzene, aldehydes, and ethers.

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