Triacetin (CAS 102-76-1)


Triacetin (CAS 102-76-1)

Triacetin, is the organic compound with the formula C3H5(OCOCH3)3. It is classified as a triglyceride, i.e., the triester of glycerol. It is a colorless, viscous, and odorless liquid with a high boiling point and a low melting point. It has a mild, sweet taste in concentrations lower than 500 ppm, but may appear bitter at higher concentrations. It is one of the glycerine acetate compounds.

Triacetin is a common food additive, for instance as a solvent in flavourings, and for its humectant function, with E number E1518 and Australian approval code A1518. It is used as an excipient in pharmaceutical products, where it is used as a humectant, a plasticizer, and as a solvent.

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Industries: Food industry
CAS number: 102-76-1
WE number: 203-051-9
Chemical formula: C9H14O6
Molar mass: 218,23 g/mol
Customs tariff code: 29153900

Physical properties
Melting / freezing point: -78°C
Boiling point / range: 258°C
Relative density: 1,16 g/cm3 (20°C )
Solubility in water: 58 g/l (25°C )

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