Sorbitan monolaurate

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Sorbitan monolaurate
Sorbitan monolaurate.svg
Major chemical component of sorbitan monolaurate
Names
IUPAC name
Dodecanoic acid [2-[(2R,3R,4S)-3,4-dihydroxy-2-tetrahydrofuranyl]-2-hydroxyethyl] ester
Other names
[2-[(2R,3R,4S)-3,4-dihydroxytetrahydrofuran-2-yl]-2-hydroxy-ethyl] dodecanoate, alkamuls s 20, glycomul lC, sorbitan laurate, Span 20, E493
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
8355657
ECHA InfoCard 100.014.240
E number E493 (thickeners, ...)
RTECS number WG2920000
Properties
C18H34O6
Molar mass 346.46 g·mol−1
Density 1.032 g/cm3[1]
insoluble
Hazards
Flash point 110 °C (230 °F; 383 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sorbitan monolaurate at Sigma-Aldrich
  2. ^ "Sorbitan Monolaurate" (PDF). Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FNP 52 Add 8 (2000).