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Hexylene Glycol

Hexylene Glycol
Hexylene Glycol structure
Chemical Name:
Hexylene Glycol
MPD;Isol;4-MPD;HEXASOL;Diolane;Pinadon;Pinakon;HEXYLENE GLYCOL;Hexalene glycol;dihydroxyhexane
Molecular Formula:
Formula Weight:
MOL File:

Hexylene Glycol Properties

Melting point:
−40 °C(lit.)
Boiling point:
197 °C(lit.)
0.925 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor density 
4.1 (vs air)
vapor pressure 
0.02 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
refractive index 
n20/D 1.427(lit.)
Flash point:
201 °F
storage temp. 
H2O: 1 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless
Slightly Viscous Liquid
6-8 (25℃, 1M in H2O)
explosive limit
Water Solubility 
λ: 260 nm Amax: 0.01
λ: 280 nm Amax: 0.01
Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids, strong reducing agents.
CAS DataBase Reference
107-41-5(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
2,4-Pentanediol, 2-methyl-(107-41-5)
EPA Substance Registry System
2,4-Pentanediol, 2-methyl-(107-41-5)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
  • Hazard and Precautionary Statements (GHS)
  • NFPA
Hazard Codes  Xi
Risk Statements  36/38
Safety Statements  26-36
WGK Germany  1
RTECS  SA0810000
Autoignition Temperature 425 °C DIN 51794
HS Code  29053910
Hazardous Substances Data 107-41-5(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity LD50 orally in rats: 4.70 g/kg (Smyth, Carpenter)
Signal word: Warning
Hazard statements:
Code Hazard statements Hazard class Category Signal word Pictogram P-Codes
H227 Combustible liquid Flammable liquids Category 4 Warning P210, P280, P370+P378, P403+P235,P501
H303 May be harmfulif swallowed Acute toxicity,oral Category 5 P312
H315 Causes skin irritation Skin corrosion/irritation Category 2 Warning P264, P280, P302+P352, P321,P332+P313, P362
H318 Causes serious eye damage Serious eye damage/eye irritation Category 1 Danger P280, P305+P351+P338, P310
H319 Causes serious eye irritation Serious eye damage/eye irritation Category 2A Warning P264, P280, P305+P351+P338,P337+P313P
H335 May cause respiratory irritation Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure;Respiratory tract irritation Category 3 Warning
H336 May cause drowsiness or dizziness Specific target organ toxicity,single exposure; Narcotic effects Category 3 Warning P261, P271, P304+P340, P312,P403+P233, P405, P501
Precautionary statements:
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P264 Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
P264 Wash skin thouroughly after handling.
P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continuerinsing.
P337+P313 IF eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
P405 Store locked up.
P403+P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
P403+P235 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
P501 Dispose of contents/container to..…

NFPA 704

Diamond Hazard Value Description
Flammability   1 Materials that require considerable preheating, under all ambient temperature conditions, before ignition and combustion can occur. Includes some finely divided suspended solids that do not require heating before ignition can occur. Flash point at or above 93.3 °C (200 °F). (e.g. mineral oil, ammonia)
Instability   0 Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water (e.g. helium,N2)

(NFPA, 2010)

Hexylene Glycol price More Price(23)

Manufacturer Product number Product description CAS number Packaging Price Updated Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 112100 Hexylene glycol 99% 107-41-5 18kg $280 2018-11-13 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 112100 Hexylene glycol 99% 107-41-5 3kg $80.3 2018-11-13 Buy
TCI Chemical M0384 2-Methylpentane-2,4-diol >99.0%(GC) 107-41-5 25mL $20 2018-11-22 Buy
TCI Chemical M0384 2-Methylpentane-2,4-diol >99.0%(GC) 107-41-5 500mL $23 2018-11-22 Buy
Alfa Aesar L03187 (±)-2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol, 98% 107-41-5 100ml $21.1 2018-11-13 Buy

Hexylene Glycol Chemical Properties,Uses,Production

Chemical Properties

Hexylene Glycol is an oily colorless liquid with a mild sweet odor. It is an oxygenated solvent derived from acetone which has two alcohol functions. It has a low evaporation rate and it is completely miscible with water.


  1. Hexylene Glycol is used as a reagent in the synthesis of functionalized boronic esters. it is used in laboratory studies as a precipitant and cryoprotectant in protein crystallography.
  2. Also used in the preparation of vinylboronates.
  3. It is mainly used  as a coupling agent and an additive to hydraulic fluids, inks and cement. Further, it is used as a solvent for cleaning and colorant products.
  4. It is a potential substitute for glycol ethers.
  5. It is an effective shrinkage reduction admixture or SRA for concrete and mortar.
  6. It can also be used as a building block in chemical synthesis.
  7. Hexylene glycol is a key solvent in many markets such as paints & coatings, metal working fluids, detergency, cosmetics & fragrances, textiles & leather.It is used to control the flow properties of industrial products such as paints, coatings, cleansers, solvents, and hydraulic fluids. It acts as a thickening agent in cosmetic products.
  8. It is also employed as a blood volume expander.


hexylene glycol could be considered a solubilizer.


ChEBI: A glycol in which the two hydroxy groups are at positions 2 and 4 of 2-methylpentane (isopentane).

General Description

Oily colorless liquid with a mild sweet odor. Floats and mixes slowly with water.

Air & Water Reactions

Hygroscopic. Water soluble [Hawley]

Reactivity Profile

2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol is incompatible with the following: Strong oxidizers, strong acids [Note: Hygroscopic (i.e., absorbs moisture from the air).] .


Toxic by ingestion and inhalation; irritant to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Combustible.

Health Hazard

Irritation of eyes, nose and throat; headache, dizziness, and nausea.

Fire Hazard

Flash Point (°F): 126 ℃; Flammable Limits in Air (%): 4.7-100; Fire Extinguishing Agents: Water, alcohol foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide; Fire Extinguishing Agents Not To Be Used: Not pertinent; Special Hazards of Combustion Products: Toxic vapors are generated upon exposure to heat; Behavior in Fire: May explode if vapors are confined; Ignition Temperature: May ignite spontaneously; Electrical Hazard: Not pertinent; Burning Rate: 1 mm/min.

Chemical Reactivity

Reactivity with Water No reaction; Reactivity with Common Materials: Can catch fire when in contact with porous materials such as wood, asbestos, cloth, soil, or rusty metals; Stability During Transport: Stable at ordinary temperatures, however when heated this material can decompose to nitrogen and ammonia gases. The decomposition is not generally hazardous unless it occurs in confined spaces; Neutralizing Agents for Acids and Caustics: Flush with water and neutralize the resulting solution with calcium hypochlorite; Polymerization: Not pertinent; Inhibitor of Polymerization: Not pertinent.

Purification Methods

Dry the diol with Na2SO4, then CaH2 and fractionally distil it under reduced pressure through a packed column, taking precautions to avoid absorption of water. [Beilstein 1 IV 2565.]

Hexylene Glycol Preparation Products And Raw materials

Raw materials

Preparation Products

Hexylene Glycol Suppliers

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2018-12-23 Hexylene Glycol
US $1.00 / kg 1kg 95%-99% as request career henan chemical co
2018-09-18 4-MPD
US $100.00 / G 5G 99.5% 600kg/month Hebei Huanhao Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
2018-07-05 4mpd
US $100.00 / G 10G 99% 500kg per month Hebei Minshang Biotechnology Co., Ltd

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