1,2-Hexanediol CAS 6920-22-5

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  • Appearance: Colorless to yellow liquid
  • Purity: 99. 0%min
  • Stock: In stock
  • Sample: Available
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What is 1,2-Hexanediol?

1,2-Hexanediol is a straight chain aliphatic diol with a carbon chain length containing six carbons. It is a synthetic preservative and moisturizer, belonging to a class of reagents called high molecular weight diols. It is considered non allergenic. It is very suitable for use as a moisturizer, moisturizer, and moisturizer in cosmetics and skincare products.

1,2-Hexanediol is a polyol that is not currently listed as a preservative, but is defined as a moisturizer and penetrating agent. Usually, adding around 5% will have a clear anti-corrosion effect. So, most brands use such ingredients instead of preservatives and claim to use preservative free formulas. However, the antibacterial effect of this type of ingredient is relatively negative, and it is difficult to determine whether it is contaminated during use after opening. But for the preservation of products after opening, their antibacterial effect cannot be compared to that of real preservatives. Due to the significant difference between the anti-corrosion environment after opening and the anti-corrosion environment during sealing, the shelf life of products without preservatives tends to be conservative.

1,2-Hexanediol Uses

  • 1,2-Hexanediol has antibacterial properties. Other uses include inkjet ink, fuel, and lubricant additives.
  • 1,2-Hexanediol can be used for ruthenium catalyzed synthesis of oxazolidine-2-one from urea. It can undergo ruthenium hydride catalyzed dehydration coupling with aniline to generate substituted indole and quinoline products.
  • 1,2-Hexanediol is most commonly used as a solvent in skincare formulas. It draws moisture from the deep layers of the skin and the air to help prevent dryness on the surface of the skin. This makes it very effective in maintaining skin moisture and providing long-term hydration. It can also help the pigments in cosmetics disperse more evenly and enhance the antibacterial activity of preservatives.

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Application of 1,2-Hexanediol

1,2-Hexanediol is used in fine chemicals (such as cosmetics, high-grade inks, high-grade paints, high-grade glues, etc.) and pharmaceutical industries due to its good solubility, non-corrosive, antibacterial and moisturizing properties. Can promote moisturizing and penetration. When the addition amount is about 5%, it has anti-corrosion effect.

Multiple patents or articles mention that combinations of 1,2-hexanediol and other substances with antimicrobial properties can have antimicrobial effects.

Procter&Gamble has added 1,2-hexanediol to deodorants and antiperspirants, resulting in better deodorization/antiperspirant performance, better skin sensation, transparency, and gentleness.

American company Osoft has added 1,2-hexanediol to eyelid cleanser, while Chihuaton Co., Ltd. and Japanese company Fangke have also added 1,2-hexanediol to skin care compositions to replace other antibacterial and preservative agents.

Dow Global Technologies uses 1,2-hexanediol instead of alcohol to add to perfume to reduce skin irritation, and because of its excellent solvent and solubilization ability, it can also obtain products with high stability when reducing the use of surfactants.

Chinese cosmetics companies have also added 1,2-hexanediol to cosmetics for sterilization, anti-corrosion, and less skin irritation, improving the safety of skincare products.


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1,2-Hexanediol Supplier and Manufacturer

As a 1,2-hexanediol supplier and manufacturer with a strict standard product quality system certificate, Zhishang Chemical has long been providing the best 1,2-hexanediol raw materials to customers all over the world.

Over the years, relying on professional team experience and customer-centric team concept to meet customer needs in a timely manner, our company enjoys a high reputation in the world. At present, our company has served more than 6,000 customers and has established long-term cooperative relations with customers from many countries.

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