- Country of manufactureGermany
Glycerin — viscous liquid without color and smell, sweet on taste. Because of the sweet smack substance has also received the name (Latin> glycos [glikos] — sweet). Mixes up with water in any ratios. It is not poisonous. Melting temperature glycerin and - 8 °C, boiling temperature - 245 °C. Glycerin density - 1.26 g/cm3.
Chemical properties of glycerin are typical for polyatomic alcohol. From organic compounds it is well dissolved in alcohol, but it is not soluble in fats, arenes, ether and chloroform. Glycerin well dissolves mono - and disaccharides, and also inorganic salts and alkalis. From here — wide range of use of glycerin. In 1938 the method of synthesis of glycerin from propylene has been developed.
Apply glycerin mainly in production of explosive substances, synthetic resins as softener in the textile and tanning industry, in the paper and food industry as component in perfumery, pharmaceutical and cosmetics. The glycerin applied in medicine happens for outside application and for internal. Inside give as soothing.