What is Glycerol?
Glycerol, also known as glycerin, is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid with a sweet taste. It has the chemical formula C3H8O3 and is commonly used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries.
What do you use Glycerol for?
- Skin care: As a moisturizer to keep the skin soft and hydrated.
- Nutrition: As a sweetener or moisture-retaining agent in food products.
- Medicines: As a solvent or lubricant in pharmaceutical products.
- Antifreeze: Because of its lower freezing point.
- Production of plastics: As a building block for polyesters.
Dangers of Glycerol
Although glycerol is generally safe in most applications, excessive intake can lead to upset stomach, thirst, and headaches.
Other common areas of application:
- In the production of soap due to its moisturizing properties.
- As a feedstock in the production of biodiesel.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Is glycerol the same as glycerin?
Yes, glycerol and glycerin are different names for the same substance.
- Can glycerol be taken orally?
Yes, it is often used as a sweetener in food products and is generally safe for consumption in moderate amounts.
- Where can I find more information about Glycerol?
For detailed information, please visit [Pubchem – Glycerol].
Where can I buy high quality Glycerol?
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