Monopropylene Glycol

Product details

CAS-No. 57-55-6
EINECS-No. 200-338-0
Chemical formula: C3H8O2

Trade name: Monopropyleneglycol (MPG)

Snyonyms: Propane-1,2-diol | Propylene glycol | α-Propylene glycol | 1,2-Propanediol | 1,2-Dihydroxypropane | Methyl ethyl glycol (MEG)
Application of the substance / the preparation: Raw material for the production of plastics and synthetic resins. Antifreeze, Plasticizer, Detergents, Disinfectant, Solvents, Corrosion inhibitors


 Specifications USP-EP
 Specifications TECHNICAL

MSDS according 91/155 EEC (2001/58 EC)


More information

Hazard description: not applicable

Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment:
not applicable

Classification system:

The classification was made according to the latest editions of the EU-lists, and expanded using company data and specialized literature.
Chemical characterization
CAS No. Description: 57-55-6 propane-1,2-diol

Identification number(s):
EINECS Number: 2003380
General Information
Form: Oily
Colour: Colourless
Odour: Nearly odourless

Change in condition
Melting point/Melting range: -68°C
Boiling point/Boiling range:
Flash point:
> 100°C
Ignition temperature: 371°C
Danger of explosion: Product does not present an explosion hazard.

Explosion limits:
Lower: 2.6 Vol %
Upper: 12.6 Vol %
Vapour pressure at 20°C: 0.11 hPa
Density at 20°C:
1.0362 g/cm3

Solubility in / Miscibility with


Fully miscible
pH-value (- g/l) : neutral
Viscosity: dynamic at 25°C: 46 mPas
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border)
No hazardous good according to the regulation.

Maritime transport IMDG:
IMDG Class: No hazardous good according to the regulation.

Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:
ICAO/IATA Class: No hazardous good according to the regulation.
Markings according to EC guidelines:
The substance(product)is not subject to classification according to EC-directives and other sources of literature known to us.
Observe the general safety regulations when handling chemicals

National regulations:

Technical guidance (air):
Class    Share in %
III          100.0

Water hazard class: Water hazard class 1 (Assessment by list): slightly hazardous for water.

Hazard description

GHS-hazard labels

Hazadous material sign