Dipropylene glycol finds many uses as a plasticiser, an intermediate in industrial chemical reactions, as a polymerization initiator or monomer, and as a solvent. Its low toxicity and solvent properties make it an ideal additive for perfumes and skin and hair care products. It is also an ingredient in commercial fogging fluids which are used in entertainment industry smoke and haze machines.
Properties of Dipropylene glycol:
- Chemical Names: oxydipropanol, oxybispropanol, bis(2-hydroxypropyl) ether, 2,2'-dihydroxydipropyl ether, 1,1'-dimethyl diethylene glycol, 1,1'-oxydi-2-propanol, 2,2'-dihydroxyisopropyl ether, 2-(2-hydroxypropyl)-1-methyl ethanol, 1-(2-hydroxypropoxy) propan-2-ol, hydroxyprpyl oxypropanol
- CAS NO: 25265-71-8
- Description: Liquid at room temperature, colourless and Odourless.
- Actual Specific Gravity : 1.02140 @ 25.00 C.
- Specific Gravity : 1.01900 - 1.02100 @ 25.00 C.
- Actual Refractive Index : 1.44140 @ 20.00 C.
- Refractive Index : 1.43000 - 1.45000 @ 20.00 C.
- Assay: 99.00 - 100.00 %
- Soluble in : Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Amyris Wood Oil
- Solubility : miscible with Water
- EINECS: 246-770-3
- FORMULA: CH3-CH(OH)-CH2-O-CH2-CH(OH)-CH3
- CONTENT: Min 99 %
Dipropylene glycol is a colourless, nearly odourless liquid with a high boiling point and low toxicity. It is a mixture of three isomeric chemical compounds, 4-oxa-2,6-heptandiol, 2-(2-Hydroxy-propoxy)-propan-1-ol, and 2-(2-Hydroxy-1-methyl-ethoxy)-propan-1-ol.
Uses for dipropylene glycol:
Perfumery Uses :
- Making Reed Diffuser oils (see below for details)
- Very good fragrance diluent and quencher.
- Pot pourri, perfumes, room sprays, body sprays, oil burners
Other effective uses of DPG are:
- Hydraulic brake fluid formulations
- Cutting oils
- Textile lubricants
- Printing inks
- Industrial soaps
- Solvent for agri chemicals eg. insecticides.
How to make your own DIFFUSER OIL:
- 30% Fragrance oil
- 60-65% DiPropylene glycol or MonoPropylene glycol
- 5-10% Perfumers alcohol (Buy Perfumers alcohol)
To make diffuser oil, blend the fragrance oil with the DPG or MPG until clear. Add Perfumers alcohol to reduce viscosity to desired thickness.
To read an article on how to make your own Reed Diffuser click here
Health & Safety:
Labelling according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008: The product is not labeled as dangerous according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
PLEASE NOTE: This product is not for human or animal consumption.