|Synonyms||2-methyl-1,3-Propanediol; 1,3-Dihydroxy-2-methylpropane; 1,3-Dihydroxyisobutane; b-Hydroxyisobutanol|
Methylpropanediol (MP Diol)
In cosmetics, Methylpropanediol (MPO) acts as a multipurpose ingredient (emollient, humectant, booster, solvent). Methylpropanediol (MPO) has a soft and non-tacky feel and it is used to improve the skin feel.
In association with glycerine, it allows improving the feeling and the hydration of cosmetic cream.
Methylpropanediol (MPO) is water-soluble at room temperature and can be added directly in the aqueous phase.
With its excellent toxicological profile and not listed as a preservative regarding the European Cosmetic Regulation, MPO can be used without restriction.
Concentration recommended: 5 - 25%
The pure product shows an antibacterial activity as reported below:
Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC)*
The use of Methylpropanediol (MPO) can reduce significantly the amount of usual preservatives needed in the formulation.
Packaging & Shelf Life:
Packaging: 200 Kg drums, 1000 Kg IBC, Isotank
Under proper storage conditions the shelf life 12 month
Health & Safety:
Detailed information on the product described can be found in our relevant Health and Safety Information (Material Safety Data Sheet).