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E1518 - Glyceryl triacetate

Functions: Carrier, Emulsifier, Humectant

The triglyceride 1‚2,3-triacetoxypropane is more generally known as triacetin and glycerin triacetate. It is the triester of glycerol and acetylating agents, such as acetic acid and acetic anhydride. It is a colorless, viscous and odorless liquid with a high boiling point. Triacetin was first prepared in 1854 by the French chemist Marcellin Berthelot. - Wikipedia