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2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol

2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol
2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol
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Product Code : 2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol
Product Description
2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol (MPD) is an organic compound with the formula (CH3)2C(OH)CH2CH(OH)CH3. This colourless liquid is a chiral diol. It is produced industrially from diacetone alcohol by hydrogenation.[3] Total European and USA production was 15000 tonnes in 2000.[4]

2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol exists as two enantiomers, (4R)-(-) and (4S)-(+). In the Protein Data Bank, the 3-letter code "MPD" refers to the (S)-(-) enantiomer, while "MRD" is used to refer to the (R)-(+) version. Commercial products labeled "MPD" are usually the racemate,[5] also sold as and referred to as "hexylene glycol".

2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol exhibits both surfactant and emulsion-stabilizing properties. Its relatively high viscosity and low volatility are advantageous in coatings, cleansers, cosmetics, solvents, and hydraulic fluids.[8] Although it is an irritant at higher concentrations, it is sometimes used in skin care, hair care, soap, and eye cosmetic products at concentrations ranging from 0.1% - 25%.[9][10]

It is biodegradable and unlikely to accumulate in the environment.


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