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Hexylene Glycol

Hexylene glycol (also known as HGL, 2-methyl pentane-2,4-diol, pinakon and Diolane) is a clear, colourless liquid with a characteristic odour.  It is fully miscible in water and has the chemical formula C6H14O2.  Hexylene glycol is a compound that appears in a large number of products that are used commercially and industrially.


The biggest user of hexylene glycol is the industrial coatings industry which uses approximately 45% of the world-wide production .  It is a component in lacquers and varnishes, and is a solvent plasticiser in surface coatings.  It is also a component in both oil and water- based paints, and in paint strippers.

Hexylene glycol is also used as a chemical intermediate, which accounts for approximately 20% of its consumption, and another 10% is used on oil and natural-gas fields where it is both a down hole lubricant, and a grinding and extraction aid.

Hexylene glycol is also employed as an antifreeze, and as a coupling agent for hydraulic fluids.  It is a moisturising, and setting, agent in the manufacture of textiles and can also be found in the cosmetics industry where it is a component of fragrances and bath, hair, and soap preparations.  It also has a role as a wetting agent in pesticide formulations and is a solvent in the preparation of dyes.

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