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Propyl gallate

Chemical Formula:

Synonyms

Gallic acid, propyl ester,
N-propyl gallate
Propyl 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate

Description

Propyl gallate is an anti-oxidant. It protects against oxidation by hydrogen peroxide and oxygen free radicals, in a catalytic manner similar to superoxide dismutase.

Uses

Propyl gallate is used to protect oils and fats in products from oxidation.

It is used in foods, cosmetics, hair products, adhesives, and lubricants.

It is synergistic with ascorbyl palmitate.


propyl gallate: InChI=1/C10H12O5/c1-2-3-15-10(14)6-4-7(11)9(13)8(12)5-6/h4-5,11-13H,2-3H2,1H3


ascorbyl palmitate: InChI=1/C22H38O7/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-18(24)28-16-17(23)21-19(25)20(26)22(27)29-21/h17,21,23,26-27H,2-16H2,1H3


hydrogen peroxide: InChI=1/H2O2/c1-2/h1-2H


By Simon Quellen Field

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