Talk:Propylene glycol

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Modification to Figure[edit]

Since the point of the synthetic figure (File:(s)-Propanediol_from_D-Mannitol.png) is that the product can be made as a single enantiomer, stereochemistry should be added to the final three structures in the scheme. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maxfield1138 (talkcontribs) 20:57, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Use in Paintballs[edit]

Polyethylene Glycol is the main ingredient in paintballs, not Propylene Glycol. http://www.severepaintball.com/pdf/msds.pdf (link to a pdf for the MSDS for a certain brand of paintballs) http://paintball.about.com/b/a/079179.htm (about.com article that mentions polyethylene glycol as the main ingredient)

Use in E-Cigarettes[edit]

Propylene Glycol is used as a solvent for Nicotine in almost all E-Cigarettes, although it is often mixed with normal (vegetable based) glycerine in various proportions to reduce its unpleasant taste and also because vegetable based glycerine is considered too viscous to use alone, Propylene Glycol is much less viscous and thins the mixture down to a more manageable viscosity. Since E-Cigarettes are becoming more and more popular especially in the last year, I feel it may be worthwhile adding it as a valid application. 86.149.118.241 (talk) 18:17, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

I agree, and will do so. PEG 400 already mentions the use of that chemical in e-juice, and PG is much more widely used than PEG 400. Quaestor23 (talk) 19:57, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Please create a non-technical site[edit]

Someone needs to create a non-technical version of Wikipedia. This page is useless for non-technical people. Propylene glycol is used in many flavorings (extracts or whatever) yet the "Applications" section in particular is highly technical. It would help to be able to understand why Propylene glycol is used in many flavorings and we need a non-technical site for that. Or maybe people should stop trying to show off how much they know and instead try to help people to understand technical things such as Propylene glycol. Sam Tomato (talk) 22:02, 15 June 2014 (UTC)