Propane-1,2-diol Production Cost Analysis 2020
Propane-1,2-diol, which is also known as propylene glycol, is an organic compound. In appearance, it is a colourless liquid, that is almost odourless yet possesses a faintly sweet taste. With two alcohol groups, it is classed as a diol. It is soluble with a broad range of solvents, including water, acetone, and chloroform. Generally, glycols are non-irritating, have very low volatility and very low toxicity.
Propane-1,2-diol is manufactured on a large scale for the manufacturing of polymers. The compound is sometimes termed as an alpha a-propylene glycol to distinguish it from the isomer propane-1,3-diol, known as beta ß-propylene glycol. Propane-1,2-diol is also chiral. Industrial processes typically use racemate. The S-isomer is manufactured by biotechnological routes.
Nearly 45% of propane-1,2-diol manufactured is used as a chemical feedstock for the manufacturing of unsaturated polyester resins. In this regard, propane-1,2-diol reacts with a mixture of unsaturated maleic anhydride, as well as with isophthalic acid, to give a copolymer. This partially unsaturated polymer also undergoes crosslinking to yield thermoset plastics. It can also be used in waterbased acrylic architectural paints in order to extend the dry time, which it accomplishes by preventing the surface from drying because of its property of slower evaporation rate compared to water.
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