Glycerol monostearate (GMS)

CAS Nr.
31566-31-1
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Glycerol monostearate, commonly known as GMS, is a monoglyceride mainly used as an emulsifier in foods
It is produced industrially by a glycerolysis reaction between triglycerides (from either vegetable or animal fats) and glycerol. Chemically it is the glycerol ester of stearic acid
 

Identification

CAS no. 31566-31-1
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EC no.
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250-705-4
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Molecul formula
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C42H84O8
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REACH status
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01-2119492307-33
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Synonyms
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Stearic acid, monoester with glycerol
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E-number / INCI name
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E-471 / GLYCERYL STEARATE

Properties

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Appearance
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Clear, yellowish liquid
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Density (20°C)
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0,920 - 0,960
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Refractive index
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0,1440
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Melting point (°C)
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55-70

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