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Polypropylene glycol

Chemical Formula:

Synonyms

PPG-n
PPG-6, PPG-8, PPG-12, PPG-40, PPG-150, etc.
PPG-166/66 copolymer

Description

Polypropylene glycol is a family of long chain polymers attached to a glycerine backbone.

Uses

Like the closely related compound polyethylene glycol, PPG is used as a thickener in many products. It is used in toothpaste to prevent bacteria from breaking down the pyrophosphates used to control tartar buildup.


PPG: InChI=1/C6H14O3/c7-3-1-5-9-6-2-4-8/h7-8H,1-6H2


propylene glycol: InChI=1/C3H8O2/c1-3(5)2-4/h3-5H,2H2,1H3


By Simon Quellen Field


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