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Product functions: Emollient (Personal Care), Wetting, Dispersion, Solvency, Detergent / Cleaning

Hexylene Glyco (HGL) is miscible with the most common organic solvents, fat acids and water.

HGL can be used as a coalescing agent in water-borne formulations for decorative paints, as a coupling agent in water-based coatings for the industrial segment, hydraulic fluids, and industrial cleaning products.

Its humectant function makes it broadly applicable in perfume and cosmetics. It is also used in formulations for firefighting foams, detergents, degreasers, and other products.

CAS number Synonyms
HGL; Diolane; Isol; Pinakon; 1,1,3-Trimethyl-Triethylenediol; Diacetone Glycol; Methylamilene Glycol; 2,4-Dihydroxy-2- Methyl-Penthane; 2-Methyl-Penthane-2,4-Diol.


Segments Applications End uses
Home & Hygiene Fabric Care
Beauty Care Skin Care
Beauty Care Hair Care Shampoos
Home & Hygiene Surface Care
Home & Hygiene Air & Water Care Fragrance - Air Diffuser
Beauty Care Fragrances
Segments Applications End uses
Surface Treatment Metal Treatment
Surface Treatment Metal Treatment Coating - Metal Treatment
Industrial & Protective Coatings Solvent Coating - Industrial Coating
Segments Applications End uses
Crop Protection Solvent
Crop Protection Solvent Solvent
Livestock & Animals Animal Healthcare Veterinary Medicine
Segments Applications End uses
Construction Materials Cement & Concrete Anti Shriking - Cement & Concrete
Architectural & Protective Coatings Solvent Coating - Architectural Coating
Architectural & Protective Coatings Solvent Flame Retardant - Fire Protection
Segments Applications End uses
Pharmaceutical Industry Chemicals For Api Solubilization - Pharma
Segments Applications
Body & Chassis
Segments Applications End uses
Other Chemical Intermediates Organics Process Intermediate - Chemical Products & Intermediates
Chemical Function Solubilization Others
Segments Applications End uses
Water Treatment Chemicals Water Treatment - Others
Segments Applications End uses
Household Goods Consumer Packaging Printing Inks - Plastics - Non-Food Packaging

Chemical categories

Chemical category Chemical family Chemical product
Solvents Oxygenated Solvents Hexylene Glycol

Product Functions

  • Emollient (Personal Care)
  • Wetting
  • Dispersion
  • Solvency
  • Detergent / Cleaning


Packaging Physical form

Region of availability

  • Africa & Middle East
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America

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