propylene glycol

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propylene glycol

n.
A colorless viscous hygroscopic liquid that is a vicinal diol, C3H8O2, used in antifreeze solutions, in hydraulic fluids, and as a solvent.

propylene glycol

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless viscous hydroscopic sweet-tasting compound used as an antifreeze and brake fluid. Formula: CH3CH(OH)CH2OH. Systematic name: 1,2-dihydroxypropane

pro′pylene gly′col



n.
a colorless, viscous, hygroscopic liquid, C3H8O, used as a lubricant, an antifreeze, and a solvent.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.propylene glycol - a sweet colorless, viscous, hygroscopic liquid used as an antifreeze and in brake fluid and also as a humectant in cosmetics and personal care items although it can be absorbed through the skin with harmful effects
antifreeze - a liquid added to the water in a cooling system to lower its freezing point
humectant - any substance that is added to another substance to keep it moist
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propylene glycol

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5) Hydrogenolysis of carbohydrates to produce 1,2-propylene glycol ethylene glycol and glycerol, was reported in 1933.
It is prepared by a method comprised of dispersing a powder clearcoat in an aqueous medium, adding an adduct that is at least one of an adduct of ethylene oxide with at least one glycol, and/or an adduct of propylene oxide with at least one glycol, wherein the glycol is at least one of 1,2-propylene glycol 1,2-butylene glycol, 1,3-butylene glycol, to form a composition and then wet milling the composition.
This work is an attempt to synthesize and characterize a series of block copolymers based on NR soft segments and polyurethane hard segments formed by the reaction of 1,2-propylene glycol with toluene diisocyanate.