What is Neopentyl Glycol?

Neopentyl Glycol, also known as 2,2-Dimethyl Propane-1,3-diol, is carbon, hydrogen, and an oxygen-containing organic compound. It's a Special Use Chemical, with a wide range of industrial uses.

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Neopentyl Glycol


What is Neopentyl Glycol used for?

The following are the key strengths and applications of Neopentyl Glycol:

  • Neopentyl Glycol is primarily used in the manufacture of polyesters, dyes, lubricants, and plasticizers.
  • It's also broadly employed in the production of unsaturated resins or gums.
  • It is utilized to make insulating materials, as well as to synthesize surfactants. 
  • It can also be employed to make paints, printing inks, and a variety of lubricants.
  • It's also an excellent solvent for separating aromatic and naphthenic hydrocarbons selectively.
  • It is widely used as a pesticide raw ingredient.
  • It improves the product's resilience against high heat, light, and water when polyesters are manufactured.


What is the Chemical Formula of Neopentyl Glycol?

The molecular formula of is Neopentyl Glycol is C5H12O2.


Is Neopentyl Glycol harmful to life?

When skin and eyes are exposed to Neopentyl Glycol, it can cause irritation and possibly serious eye problems. It can also cause severe respiratory inflammation. It is dangerous to one's health, and if ingested by accident, a physician should be consulted as soon as possible.


Where is Neopentyl Glycol found? What does Neopentyl Glycol look like?

Neopentyl Glycol is synthesized in the industry by reacting formaldehyde with isobutyraldehyde, a process known as the aldol reaction. This produces hydroxypivaldehyde, which can then be turned into neopentyl glycol.

Neopentyl Glycol is an odorless white crystalline substance.

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Neopentyl Glycol


What are the Hazardous effects of Neopentyl Glycol?

  • Neopentyl Glycol is stable under normal conditions, but the cloud of dust in the air can be combustible.
  • The dust can also cause cough and serious lungs irritation.
  • So, storage, handling, and disposal must be done by a skilled person to avoid unwanted situations.


What are precautionary measures necessary to be taken to handle Neopentyl Glycol?

The following precautions should be adopted while working with this chemical:

  • When handling this chemical, personal protective equipment, including face protection, is required.
  • As far as possible, dust should be avoided, and face protection should be worn to prevent inhalation.
  • Eating, drinking and, smoking while working with this chemical must be avoided.
  • It is extremely crucial to work outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
  • Furthermore, this chemical should be stored away from strong oxidizing agents, acid chlorides, and acid anhydrides.


What will happen if Neopentyl Glycol is heated?

When heated, Neopentyl Glycol decomposes, releasing irritating and poisonous gas vapours such as carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2).


Is Neopentyl Glycol soluble compound?

Neopentyl Glycol is hygroscopic to an extent. It is soluble in water, benzene, and chloroform, whereas extremely soluble in ethanol or diethyl ether.


Where can I buy Neopentyl Glycol?

Neopentyl Glycol is available for sale at Camachem. If you need a significant quantity, these chemicals can be supplied in plastic woven bags and jumbo bags of different capacities. Camachem has been directly supplying Neopentyl Glycol to customers around the globe.

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Neopentyl Glycol Packaging


How much does Neopentyl Glycol cost?

The price usually depends on the cost of raw materials, logistics, and other industrial inputs. The cost per tonne is approximately $3500.00

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Neopentyl Glycol cost


What is the PH of Neopentyl Glycol?

The PH of a Neopentyl Glycol solution can range from 5 to 9.


Is Neopentyl Glycol an Electrolyte compound?

Neopentyl Glycol is not an electrolytic compound since it does not decompose into ions.


Can Neopentyl Glycol go down the drain?

When Neopentyl Glycol is discharged into the environment, it can be hydrolysed and slowly degraded by the photochemical process. However, it is marginally detrimental to the aquatic biosystem and has some bioaccumulation potential. Hence, it can only be flushed down the drain to a limited extent. Neopentyl Glycol in large quantities should only be disposed of according to federal, state, and local regulations.


What is the difference between Neopentyl Glycol and Sodium Thioglycolate?

The appearances, availability, and manufacturing procedures of these two substances are drastically different. Sodium Thioglycolate is a dark yellowish liquid with a distinct odor, whereas Neopentyl Glycol is a white crystalline solid with no odor. Similarly, how these two substances are used are different.