This is our most popular Propanediol – Propanediol (General Use)

Propanediol (General Use)

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Why Buy Propanediol for General Use from ReAgent?

  • We supply propanediol for general use in 2.5L and 25L containers, as well as 200L drums
  • Discounts available for bulk orders
  • We also supply propanediol for laboratory use
  • In addition, with all our products we offer many other options, from customised labelling to specific pack sizes


Uses of Propanediol

Propanediol is a popular compound and is used in many industrial processes, from the manufacture of plastics to antifreeze products:

  • Resins and plastics: Almost half of all propanediol produced is used in the production of polyester resins. In this process, propanediol is mixed with isophthalic acid and maleic anhydride. The resultant polymer goes through a few more crosslinking reactions to generate thermoset plastics
  • Food industry: This compound is added to many foods as a solvent, preservative or humectant. Examples include ice-cream and other dairy products, coffee and soda
  • E-cigarettes: Recently propanediol found a new use in e-cigarettes. This compound is used due to its low toxicity and corrosivity
  • Pharmaceutical uses: This compound has many medical applications, including as a solvent in oral or topical formulations which require ingredients insoluble in water
  • Personal care and cosmetics: Propanediol is a common ingredient in many different types of personal care products
  • De-icer: Taking advantage of propanediol’s ability to lower freezing point when mixed with water, this compound is used in many de-icing and antifreeze products. This compound can replace ethylene glycol due to its low toxicity and low environmental impact. Typical solutions range from 40:60 to 60:40 mixed with water
  • Veterinary medicine: Propanediol is also used in many drugs used in veterinary medicine, including to treat hyperketonaemia in ruminants. In these animals, propanediol is metabolised in the rumen and converted to propionate, which can be used as an energy source


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MSDS Files

The following files are available to download:

Product IDProductpost_statusBulkDownload SDS File
5073Propanediol (General Use)publish2334 - 2334 - SDS20540.pdf

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Buy Propanediol from UK Suppliers

ReAgent has been a leading UK chemical supplier for over 40 years. With accreditation to a number of ISO Standards, as well as a 100% quality guarantee on every product, we have the knowledge and experience to handle all of your business needs.

You can buy propanediol from our online chemical shop in 2.5L, 25L and 200L pack sizes. We supply two grades of propanediol, including:

  • General Use a.k.a. Technical Grade which is designed for when certification of a specification is not a requirement
  • Laboratory Use a.k.a. LRG which is tested and certified to LRG Standards and intended to be used for testing purposes

ReAgent manufactures to NIST, ASTM, EP, BP and CP standards and we would be pleased to discuss your particular requirements for propanediol. Order online today where you can get nationwide next-day delivery and discounts on bulk orders.

We also have extra, industry-leading services available on all products, including personalised labelling, customisable packaging and the choice of specific pack sizes. Simply contact us for further information.

About Propanediol

Propanediol can refer to any of its 3 isomeric compounds. The 3 isomers of propanediol are:

  • 1,2-Propanediol commonly known as propylene glycol
  • 2,2-Propanediol commonly known as geminal diol
  • 1,3-Propanediol commonly known as trimethylene glycol

ReAgent stocks 1,2-propanediol. Widely referred to as propylene glycol, it is a synthetic organic compound and a liquid alcohol that finds use in a large variety of industries. Its other names include methyl ethyl glycol (MEG), methylethylene glycol and 1,2-dihydroxypropane.

Chemically, it is classified as a diol because of its 2 hydroxyl groups (-OH). Physically, it appears as a colourless, odourless and viscous liquid with a faintly sweet taste. It is miscible with most solvents, absorbs water easily and is generally considered non-toxic despite its close relation to ethylene glycol.

The chemical properties of propylene glycol are:

  • IUPAC Name: Propane-1,2-Diol
  • Chemical Formula: C3H8O2
  • Boiling Point: 188.2°C
  • Melting Point: -59°C
  • E Number: E1520
  • CAS Number: 57-77-6
In addition to these properties, this compound has low volatility and is non-corrosive. Its non-toxic nature is further shown by the fact that it has its own E Number.

Uses of Propylene Glycol

Propane-1,2-diol is most famous for its use in antifreeze, where it replaces ethylene glycol to create a non-toxic and safer solution. This is especially important given the number of fatal accidents that happen when pets, for example, lap up spilt ethylene glycol-based antifreeze from the ground.

As well as its non-toxic nature, its miscibility with solvents makes this compound well-suited to a huge range of applications across many different industries. It is used in:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food preservatives and humectants
  • E-Cigarettes
  • Polyester resins
  • Artificial smoke machines
  • Veterinary oral treatments
  • De-icing fluids

Safety Precautions

As when handling any chemical material, care should be taken when handling propanediol.  Always read the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) before working with this compound.

Although it is non-toxic, you should always keep propylene glycol out of the reach of children and animals.  Wear appropriate protective clothing when handling this compound including protective overalls, compatible safety gloves, approved eye protection and safety footwear.

All staff at ReAgent are fully trained in the safe handling of hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals.  ReAgent complies with all current safety regulations and is proud of its excellent safety record.

What Can ReAgent Offer You?

With its long history at the forefront of the chemical industry, ReAgent is ideally placed to deal with any propanediol or other chemical enquiries you may have.

Amongst the chemicals and services offered by ReAgent are:

  • Test kits
  • Acids
  • Speciality chemicals
  • Buffers and coloured buffers
  • Pharmaceutical intermediaries
  • Clinical reagents
  • Bespoke formulations
ReAgent supplies chemicals to a wide range of industries including water treatment, power generation, the automotive industry, the chemical industry, the food industry and environmental services.

With full accreditation to numerous quality and environmental standards, ReAgent looks forward to becoming your preferred propylene glycol supplier.

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