Propylene glycol

PubChem Notes:

Propylene Glycol A clear, colorless, viscous organic solvent and diluent used in pharmaceutical preparations.

Propylene glycol - definition from

[(Science: chemical) A clear, colourless, viscous liquid used as a humectant and solvent in pharmaceutical preparations. derivative of propylene glycol (1,2-propanediol). They are used as humectants and solvents in pharmaceutical preparations. Pharmacological action: cryoprotective agents, solvents, vehicles.

MediLexicon propylene glycol - Medical Dictionary Definition for Term 'propylene glycol'

[1. a solvent for several water-insoluble drugs intended for parenteral administration; an ingredient of hydrophilic ointment; a viscous organic solvent frequently used in pharmaceutical preparations to dissolve drug substances with limited aqueous solubility; used in part for preparing injectable solutions of diazepam, phenytoin, pentobarbital, and other drugs.

Molecular Formula: C3H8O2

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


    propylene glycol
    Propylene glycol

    PubChem CID 1030
    ChEBI 16997
    Kegg C00583
    PubChem ID 10337699
    PubChem ID 3862