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Hexylene Glycol

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Hexylene Glycol or HG 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.


It is mainly used as a solvent or coupling agent. It is a potential substitute for glycol ethers. It is also an effective shrinkage reduction admixture or SRA for concrete and mortar. Hexylene glycol can also be used as a building block in chemical synthesis.


Hexylene glycol is a key solvent in many markets such as paints & coatings, metal working fluids, detergency, cosmetics & fragrances, textiles & leather.

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  • Worldwide
Chemical name : 2_methyl-2.4-pentanediol
Common name : HG
Trademark : Hexasol®


  • Purity (% by weight) : ≥ 99,5

  • Appearance at 20°C : clear liquid free from suspended materials

  • Density at 20°C (g/cm3) : 0,920 - 0,923

  • Boiling point at 1013 Pa : 197,5°C

  • Flash point (closed cup) : 97°C

  • Water solubility at 20°c : complete

  • Hansen Solubility Parameters at 25°C: δt = 25,2; δd = 15,8; δp = 8,4; δh = 17

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