Butylene Glycol

Item No. HUM-BUTGLYC-01

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Description
Description
Organic multi-purpose alcohol (synonym: 1,3-butanediol) used as humectant, solvent, antimicrobial agent and emollient. Offers characteristics such as preventing the assimilation of water from atmospheres of high humidity into film-forming preparations and preventing crystallization of insoluble components in cosmetic vehicles.
Benefits
  • Can be used across a wide range of leave-on and rinse-off formulations to add moisture and emolliency
  • Widely used as alternate solvent for glycerin or propylene glycol in water-based systems
  • Can stabilize volatile compounds such as fragrances and flavors fixing them in cosmetic formulations and to retard the loss of aroma
  • At a concentration of 8-10% butylene glycol has anti-microbial activity against bacteria, molds and yeasts
Use
Add to formulas to the water phase. Typical use level 1 - 10%. For external use only.
Applications
Serums, creams & lotions, hair care products, color cosmetics.
CAS
107-88-0
INCI
1,3 butylene glycol
composition
1,3 butylene glycol
Purity Grade
No purity grade applicable
Appearance
Colorless, slightly viscous liquid
Solubility
Water-soluble
Preservation
Preservative-free
Storage
Store in a closed container at a dry place at room temperature
Country of Origin
USA
Raw Material Source
Aldol
Manufacture
Butylene glycol is prepared by catalytic hydrogenation of aldol in the presence of hydrogen and a hydrogenation catalyst.
Animal Testing
Not animal tested
GMO
GMO-free (does not contain plant-derived components)
Vegan
Does not contain animal-derived components
HS Code
2905391000