Pentaerythritol is an organic compound, a white, crystalline solid with the formula C5H12O4. It is a polyol with the neopentane backbone and one hydroxyl group in each of the four terminal carbons. It is a building block for the synthesis and production of explosives, plastics, paints, appliances, cosmetics, and many other important chemicals.
Pentaerythritol is used in manufacture of Alkyd resins, fatty acid rosin and tall oil esters
It is also used to make paint and coatings, printing ink, coating adhesives, sealants, varnish, lacquer, vinyl chloride, synthetic rubber and Synthetic lubricants
It is used in fire retardant surface coatings