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1,2-Hexanediol, Odorless | 6920-22-5

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1,2-Hexanediol, Odorless | 6920-22-5

1,2-Hexanediol, Odorless | 6920-22-5 - S2128

IUPAC Name 1,2-Hexanediol-SUPRA®
CAS # 6920-22-5
Product # S2128
Molecular Formula C6H14O2
Molecular Weight 118.17
EINECS 230-029-6

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1, 2-Hexanediol SUPRA is such a molecule that has several properties encompassed into one. It is an excellent emulsifier due to its polar hydrophilic structured unit in one end and a nonpolar lipophilic structural unit at the other end in the molecular pattern.

Due to its glycolic moiety, it acts like Glycerol, but unlike Glycerol, retains the moisture and thus acts as an excellent humectant. 1, 2-Hexanedil SUPRA ® is double distilled and specifically treated for its character, stability and hyp-allergenic nature. It is used in lotions, creams, deodorant and solubilizer in cosmetic preparations.

Recently, due to the microbial activity of 1,2-Hexanediol it has found a new application as an antimicrobial compound thus eliminating or lessening the use of parabens or phenoxy alcohols.

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