ReAgent Chemicals are leading Polyethylene Glycol suppliers in the UK. We have manufactured and supplied chemicals to businesses for over 30 years, so if you’re looking to buy PEG, look no further.
What is Polyethylene Glycol?
PEG is a polyether compound and refers to a polymer of ethylene oxide. Depending on the molecular weight of the substance it can be known as either POE (polyoxyethylene) or PEO (polyethylene oxide).The substance is insoluble in solvents such as diethyl ether or hexane, however is soluble in solvents such as benzene, methanol and water.The chemical formula for this compound is H-(O-CH2-CH2)n-OH
What is PEG Used For?
PEG has uses in many different fields such as in the medical field, industrial applications, commercial use and in laboratory use. Some examples of this include:
PEG is often used as the base chemical for laxative medication.
Manufacture of ceramics as a binding compound.
If bound with nitrate ester, PEG can be used as a form of rocket fuel.
Vital ingredient in toothpaste as it works as a dispersant.
PEG can be used in ink cartridges for jet printers.
PEG can help to detect antibodies and antigens in blood analysis.
Applying high osmotic pressure in experimental membranes.
ReAgent sells Polyethylene Glycol in containers of 25 Litres up to a container of 205 Litres. Precautions must be taken at all times when handling chemicals.