Propyl gallate

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Propyl gallate
IUPAC name propyl 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate
Other names Gallic acid, propyl ester
N-propyl gallate
E310
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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MeSH Propyl+Gallate
Properties
C10H12O5
Molar mass 212.20 g/mol
Appearance White crystalline powder
Melting point
Boiling point
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Propyl gallate, or propyl 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate is an ester formed by the condensation of gallic acid and propanol. It is an antioxidant added to foods containing oils and fats to prevent oxidation.[citation needed] As a food additive, it is used under the E number E310.


Description

Propyl gallate is an anti-oxidant. It protects against oxidation by hydrogen peroxide and oxygen free radicals, in a catalytic manner similar to superoxide dismutase.

Uses

Propyl gallate is used to protect oils and fats in products from oxidation.

It is used in foods, cosmetics, hair products, adhesives, and lubricants.

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