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Glycerol monostearate
(Mono and Diglycerides)

Chemical Formula: CH3(CH2)16COOCH2CHOHCH2OH

Synonyms

Glyceryl stearate,
Mono and Diglycerides
Monostearin,
Octadecanoic acid monoester with 1,2,3-propanetriol

Description

White or cream colored waxy solid.

Uses

Mono-glycerides are used as emulsifying agents in many products, such as baked goods, whipped cream, and ice cream.

It is a fat that is missing two of its fatty acids. It is often used with di-glycerides, which are fats that are only missing one of their fatty acids.


glycerol monostearate: InChI=1/C21H42O4/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-21(24)25-19-20(23)18-22/h20,22-23H,2-19H2,1H3


glycerol distearate: InChI=1/C39H76O5/c1-3-5-7-9-11-13-15-17-19-21-23-25-27-29-31-33-38(41)43-36-37(35-40)44-39(42)34-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2/h37,40H,3-36H2,1-2H3


tristearin (glycerol tristearate): InChI=1/C57H110O6/c1-4-7-10-13-16-19-22-25-28-31-34-37-40-43-46-49-55(58)61-52-54(63-57(60)51-48-45-42-39-36-33-30-27-24-21-18-15-12-9-6-3)53-62-56(59)50-47-44-41-38-35-32-29-26-23-20-17-14-11-8-5-2/h54H,4-53H2,1-3H3


By Simon Quellen Field


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