Glycerol : Glycerin is a simple polyol (sugar alcohol) compound. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is widely used in pharmaceutical formulations. Glycerol has three hydroxyl groups that are responsible for its solubility in water and its hygroscopic nature. The glycerol backbone is central to all lipids known as triglycerides. Glycerol is sweet-tasting and generally considered non-toxic.
Applications : Health care Personal care Foods and beverages Polyether polyols Alkyd resin Cellophane Explosives Other: Epichlorohydrin Production, Mono Propylene Glycol Production, Manufacturing of paper as a plasticizer, humectant and lubricant, Humectant for pet foods to retain moisture and enhance palatability, Used in lubricating, sizing, and softening of yarn and fabric, Used in de-/anti-icing fluids, Civil Application.