This Glycerin has been filled to high purity specifications in a clean room environment and is supplied to us prepacked.
It is suitable for use in cosmetic applications and those where a higher grade than normal is required.
PLEASE NOTE:This product is not for human or animal consumption.
Sales specification and COA are available on request.
Glycerine is a colorless, viscous liquid. Glycerine has three hydrophilic hydroxyl groups that are responsible for its solubility in water and its hygroscopic nature.
Glycerine is used in many cosmetic and personal care preparations.It improves smoothness and acts as a lubricant and humactant (moisturiser). It is used in soaps, creams, hair products, sprays and in water based personal lubricants.
Glycerine soaps have become very popular with more and more people making their own. Apart from being relatively easy to make they allow makers to tailor the soap using their own additives, fragrances, essential oils, botanicals etc. Glycerin soap is excellent for those with sensitive skin and a great moisturiser.Glycerine / Glycerol is a very effective antifreeze and a 70:30 glycerine:water will reduce the freezing point of water to -37°C. It doe this by disputing the formation of ice crystals when temperatures fall below 0°C. Although not as effective as ethylene glycol or propylene glycol, glycerol offers a safer, non toxic option.
In organic synthesis, glycerol is used as a readily available prochiral building block.
Glycerin can also serve as a substitute for petroleum based products. Glycerin derived propylene glycol are substitutes for petroleum-based propylene.
Glycerol is a common component of solvents for enzymatic reagents stored at temperatures below zero degrees Celsius due to the depression of the freezing temperature of solutions with high concentrations of glycerol. It is also dissolved in water to reduce damage by ice crystals to laboratory organisms that are stored in frozen solutions, such as bacteria, nematodes, and fruit flies. Samples are loaded into agarose gel electrophoresis mixed in loading buffers that mainly consist of glycerol; when the sample is injected into wells, the glycerol causes the solution to sink through the running buffer to the bottom of the well.
Some potential uses for glycerol include the following: