Pharmaceutical glycerine in a 99.7% concentration

About Glycamed® 99.7

1,2,3-Propantriol, 1,2,3-Trihydroxyproan

GLACONCHEMIE produces, among other things, glycerine exclusively from raw materials of vegetable origin. In the company’s factory with state-of-the-art technology, the by-products from the biodiesel production are refined and processed into high-quality basic and raw materials. Beside methanol, potassium sulphate and fatty acids, this especially includes the socalled pharma glycerines.
GLACONCHEMIE is marketing pharmaceutical glycerine under the trade name Glycamed® with a concentration of 99.7 %. As one of few suppliers in Germany, we also produce glycerine with a concentration of 86.5 %, which is commonly required in various applications, especially in the cosmetics industry. Glycamed® serves as a basic material for the production of crèmes, salves and toothpaste and is also employed in the food industry (E 422) and for pharmaceutical products.

Product specification, GLYCAMED ® 99,7%

Chemical product

Glycerin, min. 99.5 %

Chemical name


Chemical formula


Mol mass

92.1 g/mol






0; September 2014


Clear, colourless, hygroscopic, syrupy liquid with only mild, characteristic odour,is neither strong nor unpleasant.


Pure vegetable basis. The quality meets the requirements of the European Food Safety Authority concerning the classification as food additive E422 Glycerin.



Glycerin (Assay)

98,0 % – 99,9 %

Identification by GC


Appearance of solution

Clear, Colourless

Acidity or Alkalinity

<= 0,2 ml NaOH 0,1N

Refractive Index (nD20)



<= 10ppm


>= 8 ml HCI 0,1N

Impurities related substances (GC)


Impurities after Glycerin peak

<= 0,5 %

Impurities before Glycerin peak

<= 0,1 %

Diethylenglycol (GC)

<= 0,1 %

Fatty Acids and Esters


Halogenated compounds

<= 35ppm

Chlorinated compounds (as CI)

<= 30ppm



Chlorides (as Chlorine)

<= 10ppm


<= 20ppm

Heavy metals (as Pb)

<= 5ppm

Lead (Pb)
Arsenic (As)
Cadmium (Cd)
Mercury (Hg)

< 2ppm
< 1ppm
< 1ppm
< 1ppm


<= 2,0 % **

Sulphated ash

<= 0,01 %

Density at 20°C

1.260-1.264 g/cm3

APHA-Colour ASTM D1209

<= 10

Residue on Ignition

<= 70ppm

Arcolein, Glucose and NH3 combinations


Microbiological Parameter:
Aerobic Plate count
Yeast and Mould

< 100 cfu/g
< 10 cfu/g
< 10 cfu/g

* Conforming to the standards of the European Pharmacopoeia (EP), the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC).

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Storage information: Approx. 1 year when stored in refined steel or aluminium tanks at temperatures of max. 40°C and kept under nitrogen blanket. The shelf life may decrease at higher temperatures.

The information on product specifications provided herein is only binding to the extent confirmed by Glaconchemie in a written Sales Agreement. GLACONCHEMIE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SUITABILITY OF THE PRODUCTS FOR ANY SPECIFIC OR PARTICULAR PURPOSES INTENDED BY THE USER. Suggestions for the use and application of the products and guide formulations are given for information purposes only and without commitment. Such suggestions do not release Glaconchemie customers from testing the products as to their suitability for the customer’s intended processes and purposes. Glaconchemie does not assume any liability or risk involved in the use of its products as the conditions of use are beyond its control. The user of the products is solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations applying to the use of the products, including intellectual property rights of third parties.