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Major chemical component of sorbitan monolaurate
Dodecanoic acid [2-[(2R,3R,4S)-3,4-dihydroxy-2-tetrahydrofuranyl]-2-hydroxyethyl] ester
[2-[(2R,3R,4S)-3,4-dihydroxytetrahydrofuran-2-yl]-2-hydroxy-ethyl] dodecanoate, alkamuls s 20, glycomul lC, sorbitan laurate, Span 20, E493
3D model (JSmol)
|E number||E493 (thickeners, ...)|
|Molar mass||346.464 g·mol−1|
|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).
Sorbitan monolaurate is a mixture of esters formed from the fatty acid lauric acid and polyols derived from sorbitol, including sorbitan and isosorbide. As a food additive, it is designated with the E number E493.
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