Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Triethylene Glycol and PEG-41

  title={Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Triethylene Glycol and PEG-41},
  journal={International Journal of Toxicology},
  pages={121 - 138}
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Biology, Chemistry
  • International Journal of Toxicology
Triethylene Glycol and PEG-4 (polyethylene glycol) are polymers of ethylene oxide alcohol. Triethylene Glycol is a specific three-unit chain, whereas PEG-4 is a polymer with an average of four units, but may contain polymers ranging from two to eight ethylene oxide units. In the same manner, other PEG compounds, e.g., PEG-6, are mixtures and likely contain some Triethylene Glycol and PEG-4. Triethylene Glycol is a fragrance ingredient and viscosity decreasing agent in cosmetic formulations… 

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