CAS No. 111-29-5
EC No. 203-854-4
Synonyms Pentamethylene glycol; 1,5-Dihydroxypentane

1,5 Pentanediol

1,5 Pentanediol is produced by hydrogenation of glutaric acid and its derivatives or hydrogenolysis of Tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol.

Industrial Applications

  • For industrial products 1,5 Pentanediol can be used as a plasticizer (particularly in breaking fluids) and as an intermediate for polyester resins

Pharmaceutical Applications

  • 1,5-Pentanediol has antimicrobial and antifungal properties in pharmaceutical applications

Cosmetic Applications

  • 1,5 Pentanediol has reported uses in products for hair loss, cold sores, nail problems, dry and scaly feet, and eczema;
  • It can be used as a moisturizing substance and solvent


Shelf Life

Under proper storage conditions, the shelf life is 12 months from production date

Health & Safety

Detailed information on the product described can be found in our relevant Health and Safety Information (Material Safety Data Sheet)