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Sorbitan monostearate is an ester of sorbitan (a sorbitol derivative) and stearic acid and is sometimes referred to as a synthetic wax. [1]

17 relations: Acceptable daily intake, British Pharmacopoeia, Cosmetics, E number, Emulsion, Ester, Food, Food Standards Agency, Pesticide, Plastic, Polysorbate, Sorbitan, Sorbitan tristearate, Sorbitol, Stearic acid, Surfactant, Yeast.

Acceptable daily intake

Acceptable daily intake or ADI is a measure of the amount of a specific substance (originally applied for a food additive, later also for a residue of a veterinary drug or pesticide) in food or drinking water that can be ingested (orally) on a daily basis over a lifetime without an appreciable health risk.

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British Pharmacopoeia

The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is an annual published collection of quality standards for UK medicinal substances.

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Cosmetics, also known as makeup or make-up, are care substances used to enhance the appearance or odor of the human body.

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E number

E numbers are codes for substances that can be used as food additives for use within the European Union and Switzerland.

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An emulsion is a mixture of two or more liquids that are normally immiscible (unmixable or unblendable).

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In chemistry, esters are chemical compounds derived from an acid (organic or inorganic) in which at least one -OH (hydroxyl) group is replaced by an -O-alkyl (alkoxy) group.

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Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body.

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Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency is a non-ministerial government department of the Government of the United Kingdom.

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Pesticides are substances meant for attracting, seducing, and then destroying, or mitigating any pest.

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Plastic is a material consisting of any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organics that are malleable and can be molded into solid objects of diverse shapes.

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Polysorbates are a class of emulsifiers used in some pharmaceuticals and food preparation.

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Sorbitan is a mixture of isomeric organic compounds derived from the dehydration of sorbitol.

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Sorbitan tristearate

Sorbitan tristearate is a nonionic surfactant.

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Sorbitol, also known as glucitol, is a sugar alcohol with a sweet taste which the human body metabolizes slowly.

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Stearic acid

Stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid with an 18-carbon chain and has the IUPAC name octadecanoic acid.

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Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension (or interfacial tension) between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid.

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Yeasts are eukaryotic microorganisms classified as members of the fungus kingdom with 1,500 species currently identified and are estimated to constitute 1% of all described fungal species.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorbitan_monostearate

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