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Name Glycerol tristearate
CAS 555-43-1
EINECS(EC#) 209-097-6
Molecular Formula C57H110O6
MDL Number MFCD00036230
Molecular Weight 891.48
MOL File 555-43-1.mol

Chemical Properties

Appearance off-white to cream powder
Melting point  72-75 °C
Boiling point  260 °C
density  d480 0.862
refractive index  nD80 1.4385
Fp  327 °C
storage temp.  −20°C
solubility  Chloroform (Slightly), Ethyl Acetate (Slightly, Heated)
form  neat
color  White to Off-White
Odor odorless, tasteless
Merck  9756
BRN  1718456
Dielectric constant 2.3(Ambient)
LogP 24.672 (est)
Glyceryl Tristearate is a formulation aid, lubricant, and release agent, prepared by reacting stearic acid with glycerol in the presence of a suitable catalyst. The additive is used as a crystallization accelerator in cocoa products; a formulation aid in confections; a formulation in fats and oils; and a winterization and fractionation aid in fat and oil processing.
CAS DataBase Reference 555-43-1(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference Tristearin(555-43-1)
EPA Substance Registry System 555-43-1(EPA Substance)

Safety Data

Safety Statements 
S24/25:Avoid contact with skin and eyes .
WGK Germany  -
HS Code  29159000
Safety Profile
When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.
Hazardous Substances Data 555-43-1(Hazardous Substances Data)

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