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Sorbitan monostearate

Index Sorbitan monostearate

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 the national pharmacopoeia of the United Kingdom.

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Cosmetics are substances or products used to enhance or alter the appearance of the face or fragrance and texture of the body.

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E number

E numbers are codes for substances that are permitted to be used as food additives for use within the European Union and EFTA.

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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, an ester is a chemical compound 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 an organism.

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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 that are meant to control pests, including weeds.

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

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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 and is an intermediate in the conversion of sorbitol to isosorbide.

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Sorbitan tristearate

Sorbitan tristearate is a nonionic surfactant.

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Sorbitol, less commonly 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, between a gas and a liquid, or between a liquid and a solid.

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Yeasts are eukaryotic, single-celled microorganisms classified as members of the fungus kingdom.

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

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