Sorbitan monolaurate

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Sorbitan monolaurate
Sorbitan monolaurate.svg
Major chemical component of sorbitan monolaurate
Identifiers
CAS number 1338-39-2
PubChem 16218599
RTECS number WG2920000
Beilstein Reference 8355657
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Properties
Molecular formula C18H34O6
Molar mass 346.46 g mol−1
Density 1.032 g/cm3[1]
Solubility in water insoluble
Hazards
Flash point 110 °C (230 °F; 383 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Sorbitan monolaurate is a mixture of esters formed from the fatty acid lauric acid and polyols derived from sorbitol, including sorbitan and isosorbide.[2] As a food additive, it is designated with the E number E493.

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