Appearance: colorless, odorless, viscous liquid
Packaging: 200 litres plastic drums
Molecular Formula: C3H8O3
Glycerol also called glycerine or glycerin, is a simple triol compound. It is a sweet-tasting and non-toxic compound. The glycerol backbone is found in lipids known as glycerides. Because of its three hydroxyl groups, glycerol is miscible with water and is hygroscopic in nature.
- Because it has antimicrobial and antiviral properties, it is widely used in wound and burn treatments.
- It is also used as a bacterial culture medium.
- Its presence in blood can be used as an effective marker to measure liver disease.
- It is also widely used as a sweetener in the food industry and as a humectant in pharmaceutical formulations.