Polyethylene glycol 400 USP/Ph.Eur 2.5KG Go Back


: 25322-68-3

Molecular Formula


Molecular Weight

: 380-420
Description: Clear to slightly hazy, colourless or practically colourless, slightly hygroscopic, viscous liquids, having a slight, characteristic odour, and a specific gravity at 25°C of about 1.12
Solubility: Miscible with water, soluble in acetone,in alcohol,in chlororform, in ethylene glycol monoethyl ether,in ethyl acetate , in toluene,and in methylene chloride,practically insoluble in fatty oils and in mineral oils.Insoluble in ether and in hexane
Identification A (By Viscosity): To comply the test
Identification B (By Chemical test): An abundant, white, crystalline precipitate is formed.
Identification C (By Chemical test): The liquid phase becomes blue.
Appearance of solution: The solution is clear and not more intensely coloured than reference solution BY6.
Completeness and colour of solution: Passes test
Assay: 95.0%-105.0% (Average molecular weight, 380-420)
Acidity or alkalinity: Passes test
Viscosity: 6.8-8.0 Centistokes
Kinematic Viscosity: 94 - 116 mm2.s-1
Dynamic Viscosity: 105 - 130 mPa.s
Hydroxyl value: 264-300
Reducing substances: Passes test
Formaldehyde: 30ppm max
Ethylene glycol and Diethylene glycol: 0.25% max (Sum of ethylene glycol & diethylene glycol)
Ethylene oxide: 1ppm max
Dioxan: 10ppm max (10 µg/g max)
Water: 2.0% max
Residue on ignition: 0.1% max
pH: 4.5-7.5
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