2-Methyl-1,3-propanediol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

2-Methyl-1,3-propanediol Properties


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2-Methyl-1,3-Propanediol is used in the production of polyesters, polyurethane coatings, adhesives, sealants or elastomers required to keep transparency, weatherability and long stability. It is also used as an emulsifier and a humectant for the end applications of personal care products. It is a useful chemical intermediate which have two hydroxyl group on the primary carbon atoms and one alpha-carbon atom. 1,3-propanediol, or a derivative thereof, is used for the synthesis of lubricants, plasticizers, adhesives, photographic materials, pharmaceuticals, insect repellent, fragrances, antioxidant compound, antistatic agents, fabric softeners, and vitamin H.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White to clear colourless liquid
Boiling Point 123-125 °C
CAS Number 2163-42-0
Density 1.015 g/ml
HS Code 2905.39
IUPAC Name 2-Methylpropane-1,3-diol
Melting Point -91 °C
Molar Mass 90.12 g/mol
Molecular Formula C4H10O2
Refractive n20/D 1.445
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms 1,3-Dihydroxy-2-Methylpropane;2-Methyl-Propan-1,3-Diol;2-Methyl-1,3-Propanediol;2-Methyl-3-propanediol;3-Propanediol,2-methyl-1;MP diol glycol;