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Polyethylene Glycol 400 (macrogol) BP

General Specifications

Test Specification……BP
Characters It occurs a clear , viscous, colorless or almost colorless, hygroscopic liquid

Test A

Test B


Test C


a) It complies with the test for viscosity

b) Specified test. An abundant white, crystalline precipitate is formed.

C) Specified test. The liquid phase becomes blue.

Solubility Miscible with water, very soluble in acetone, in alcohol and in methylene chloride, practically insoluble in fatty oils and mineral oil.
Appearance of solution The solution is clear and not more intensely colored than reference solution BY6
Acidity/alkalinity Specified test
Viscosity 105-130 mPa.s
Hydroxyl value 264-300
Reducing substances Specified test
Formaldehyde Not more than 30 ppm
Ethylene Glycol and  Diethylene glycol Not more than 0.4 %, calculated as the sum of the contents of ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol
Ethylene oxide and dioxan Not more than 1 ppm of ethylene oxide and 10 ppm of dioxan.
Water Not more than 2.0%
Sulfated ash Not more than 0.2%

Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


GLP, cGMP (FDA) Approved, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 17025, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, FSSAI, Halal and Kosher certified.
We observe WHO Good manufacturing practice and Good laboratory practice.

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