This book comprehensively covers the chemical and physical properties and manufacturing and handling procedures of glycerine and the use of this material in cosmetic and personal care products and in other industrial areas such as testing laboratories and manufacturing and marketing sectors.
1. Introduction 2. Glycerine and Its History 3. Manufacture of Glycerine from Natural Fats and Oils 4. Manufacture of Glycerine from Petrochemical and Carbohydrate Raw Materials 5. Chemical Reactions of Glycerine 6. Physical Properties of Glycerine 7. Glycerine Analysis 8. Handling, Safety, and Environmental Aspects 9. Economics 10. Functions of Glycerine in Cosmetics 11. Methods for Evaluating the Efficacy of Cosmetics Containing Glycerine 12. Chemistry and Biology of Monoglycerides in Cosmetic Formulations 13. Glycerine in Creams, Lotions, and Hair Care Products 14. Glycerine in Oral Care Products 15. Glycerine in Bar Soaps 16. Alternatives to Glycerine in Cosmetics 17. Other Applications of Glycerine