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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.
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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
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pro′pylene gly′col



n.
a colorless, viscous, hygroscopic liquid, C3H8O, used as a lubricant, an antifreeze, and a solvent.
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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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Translations

propylene glycol

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The 2,400 acre oxides and olefin plant in Port Neches produces ethylene, ethylene oxide, ethylene glycols, propylene, propylene oxide, propylene glycols, nonylphenol, diglycolamine, ethanolamines, morpholine and surfactants for intermediate and end-use products such as antifreeze, detergents, shampoos, soaps, textiles and waxes.
It is to sell Shell its interests in the distribution of ethylene oxide in the UK and continental Europe, and its UK resale businesses in propylene oxide and propylene glycols.
Propylene glycol (PG) is an excipient commonly used in medications and is "generally recognized as safe" by the US Food and Drug Administration under 21 CFR [section]184.1666 [1].
Abbreviations PG: Propylene glycol FDA: United States Food and Drug Administration LVOT: Left ventricular outflow tract VTI: Velocity-time integral SV: Stroke volume BSA: Body surface area.
Historically, contamination of propylene glycol USP/EP has occurred with the presence of diethylene glycol (DEG) or monoethylene glycol (MEG) because of their similar properties and difficulty in analytical separation.
Third-party certification is a resource-efficient way to ensure pharmaceutical and food companies can continue to benefit from the outstanding and versatile performance of propylene glycol in their products.