Glycerine, also known as glycerol or propanetriol, is a colourless, viscous liquid. It is an organic compound that belongs to the class of polyols and plays an important role in various industries, including the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. It serves as a starting material for the production of plastics, dyes and resins. MATSEN CHEMIE AG supplies the product mainly in road tankers.


  • Propan-1,2,3-triol
  • Glycerol
  • 1,2,3-Propanetriol
  • Glycatec

General information:

CAS number 56-81-5
EC no: 200-289-5
REACH Registration No.  
MATSEN Article no. 1200
Sum formula: C3H8O3
Description Clear, nearly colourless, hygroscopic, syrupy liquid with mild typical odour.
Available packaging loose, 1.250 kg IBC
Variants Standard | Cosmetics
Aggregate state liquid
Form liquid
Colour colourless
Odour odourless
Purity >= 99.5 %
Boiling point 290 °C
Melting point 18°C

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