Octyl gallate

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Octyl gallate
Octyl gallate.png
Identifiers
CAS number 1034-01-1 YesY
PubChem 61253
EC number 213-853-0
ChEMBL CHEMBL277346 N
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C15H22O5
Molar mass 282.33 g mol−1
Appearance White solid[1]
Melting point 98 to 101 °C (208 to 214 °F; 371 to 374 K)[1]
Hazards
R-phrases R22-R43[1]
S-phrases S24-S37[1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Octyl gallate is the ester of 1-octanol and gallic acid. As a food additive it is used under the E number E311 as an antioxidant and preservative.

Properties[edit]

Octyl gallate is a white powder with a characteristic odor. It is very slightly soluble in water and soluble in alcohol. Its solubility in lard is 1.1%. Octyl gallate darkens in presence of iron.

Uses[edit]

This antioxidant is used in numerous cosmetics and pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food products such as soaps, shampoos, shaving soaps, skin lotions, deodorants, margarine, and peanut butter.

It is a synergistic antioxidant with butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Octyl gallate at chemicalland21.com