Polyethylene Glycol 400, NF - ClearPEG™ 400
Polyethylene Glycol 400, NF. CAS Number: 25322-68-3. (PEG-8, Macrogol 400)
It is a clear, colorless, viscous liquid. Melting point: 4 to 8 °C
Used as an inactive ingredient in the pharmaceutical industry as a solvent, plasticizer, surfactant, ointment and suppository base, and tablet and capsule lubricant. PEG has low toxicity and absorption. Polyethylene glycol 400 (PEG 400) is a low-molecular-weight grade of polyethylene glycol with a low-level toxicity. It is very hydrophilic, which renders it a useful ingredient in drug formulations to augment the solubility and bioavailability of weakly water-soluble drugs.