propylene glycol(redirected from 1,2-dihydroxypropane)
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propylene glycol[′prō·pə‚lēn ′glī‚kȯl]
CH3CHOHCH2OH A viscous, colorless liquid, miscible with water, alcohol, and many solvents; boils at 188°C; used as a chemical intermediate, antifreeze, solvent, lubricant, plasticizer, and bactericide.
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