|Synonyms||PEG, poly(oxyethylene), poly(ethylene oxide)|
|Solubility in Water||Miscible with water|
|Appearance||White, waxy or creamy white flakes|
|Hydroxyl Value||25 - 32|
|Moisture content by KF||1.0% max|
Polyethylene glycol esters (PEGEs) are a class of compounds that are formed by the reaction of polyethylene glycol (PEG) with a fatty acid. PEGEs are typically clear, colorless, and odorless liquids or solids. They are soluble in water, alcohol, and many other organic solvents. PEGEs have a variety of uses. PEGEs are used in a variety of cosmetics, including lotions, creams, shampoos, and conditioners. They are used as emulsifiers, moisturizers, and thickeners. PEGEs are also used in a variety of pharmaceuticals, including laxatives, ointments, and eye drops. They are used as lubricants, solvents, and excipients. PEGEs also have a variety of industrial applications, such as lubricants, hydraulic fluids, and surfactants. They are also used in the production of plastics, textiles, and paper. PEGEs are generally safe for most people when used as directed. However, they can cause side effects such as skin irritation and allergic reactions in some people. PEGEs can also interact with certain medications.
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