Sorbitan tristearate

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Sorbitan tristearate[1]
IUPAC name Octadecanoic acid [(2R,3S,4R)-2-[1,2-bis(1-oxooctadecoxy)ethyl]-4-hydroxy-3-tetrahydrofuranyl] ester
Other names Sorbitan trioctadecanoate
Span 65
E492
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C60H114O8
Molar mass 963.54 g/mol
Appearance Waxy solid
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Sorbitan tristearate, also known as Span 65, is a nonionic surfactant. It is variously used as a dispersing agent, emulsifier, and stabilizer, in food and in aerosol sprays. As a food additive, it has the E number E492.

The consistency of sorbitan tristearate is waxy; its color is light cream to tan.

See also

References

  1. Sorbitan Tristearate, Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives

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