Definition - What does Hexylene Glycol mean?
Hexylene glycol is chemical substance that is an oily colorless liquid with a mild sweet odor. It is also known as 2-Methylpentane-2,4-diol and has a molecular weight of 118.176 g/mol. It is largely used as a key ingredient of corrosion inhibitor additives.
Corrosionpedia explains Hexylene Glycol
Hexylene glycol-based corrosion inhibitors are used to protect system metals from corrosion in several ways, including:
- Modifying the metal's surface by absorption (thereby making it less susceptible to corrosion)
- Buffering the organic acids that are formed due to oxidation
- Preventing acidic formation
It is fully functional in glycol-water and glycol-ethanol mixtures.
Key features and benefits of hexylene glycol:
- Prolongs system metal life by reducing degradation
- Prevents the formation of sludge deposits
- Prevents leaks and minimizes maintenance costs
- Reduces the chances of product losses due to leaks
Proper personal protective equipment such as goggles, lab coats, respirators and gloves should be used when handling hexylene glycol.