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Glycerol

FCC, FG

Synonym: 1,2,3-Propanetriol, Glycerin

  • CAS Number 56-81-5

  • Linear Formula HOCH2CH(OH)CH2OH

  • Molecular Weight 92.09

  •  FEMA Number 2525

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 635685

  •  EC Number 200-289-5

  •  MDL number MFCD00004722

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24900988

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Properties

Related Categories Alphabetical Listings, Certified Food Grade Products, E - H, E-G, E-H,
biological source   palm oil
grade   FG
  Halal
  Kosher
  follows IFRA guidelines
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1223/2009
  FCC
  FDA 21 CFR (117)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
vapor density   3.1 (vs air)
vapor pressure   <1 mmHg ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
autoignition temp.   698 °F
refractive index   n20/D 1.474(lit.)
  n20/D 1.474
bp   182 °C/20 mmHg(lit.)
mp   20 °C (lit.)
  20 °C
density   1.25 g/mL(lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   faint
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance allergen   no known allergens

Description

Application

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.

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.

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle

10, 25 kg in poly drum

Biochem/physiol Actions

Glycerol has been used as
• a supplement during cell culture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium.
• a fuel during designing enzymatic biofuel cell.
• a liquid composite matrix with 4-HCCA and 3-amino­quinoline for analysis of neutral and acidic glycans.
• a matrix for fast atom bombardment MS.
• may be employed as liquid matrix for the quantification studies by MALDI (Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry) analysis.

Glycerol is hygroscopic in nature and is soluble in water owing to its three hydrophilic alcoholic hydroxyl groups. It can form both inter- and intramolecular hydrogen bonds, making it a very flexible molecule. The physiologic effect of glycerine is due to cell-mediated immunity, increased IgG production and increased histamine release.

General description

Glycerol is odourless, colorless, viscous in nature, and exists as a sweet tasting liquid. It can be derived naturally as well as from petrochemical feedstock. Glycerol has a wide variety of applications, and is one of the most valuable and versatile chemical substances in nature. It can be used as an emollient, solvent, sweetening agent, in pharmaceutical formulations, cosmetics, foodstuffs and toiletries. It is very stable and can be easily stored under normal temperature; also it is non-irritating and has no adverse impact to the environment.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
MA8050000
Flash Point(F) 
320 °F
Flash Point(C) 
160 °C

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Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product.
What is the viscosity of glycerol?
The viscosity of glycerol is 648 Centistokes at 20 Deg C (68 Deg F).
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