Sorbitan tristearate

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Sorbitan tristearate[1]
Sorbitan tristearate.png
CAS number 26658-19-5 YesY
PubChem 62815
UNII 6LUM696811 N
EC number 247-891-4
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C60H114O8
Molar mass 963.54 g/mol
Appearance Waxy solid
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 tristearate is a nonionic surfactant. It is variously used as a dispersing agent, emulsifier, and stabilizer, in food and in aerosol sprays. As a food additive, it has the E number E492. Brand names for polysorbates include Alkest, Canarcel, and Span. The consistency of sorbitan tristearate is waxy; its color is light cream to tan.

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  1. ^ Sorbitan Tristearate, Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives