Neopentyl glycol (IUPAC name: 2,2-dimethylpropane-1,3-diol) is an organic chemical compound. It is used in the synthesis of polyesters, paints, lubricants, and plasticizers. When used in the manufacture of polyesters, it enhances the stability of the product towards heat, light, and water. By esterification reaction with fatty or carboxylic acids, synthetic lubricating esters with reduced potential for oxidation or hydrolysis, compared to natural esters, can be produced.
It is widely used as an intermediate for base resins for coatings, especial gel coats and powdered coat
It is also used as an intermediate in alkyd, polyester and polyurethane resin for water and solvent base coatings
Intermediate for hydraulic fluids, synthetic lubricants oil, grease, metal working fluids, and air craft engine lubricants
Textile, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, plasticizers and petroleum