Agent Name

Glyceryl monostearate

CAS Number

31566-31-1

Formula

C21-H42-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

"EASTMAN" 600; 1,2,3-Propanetriol monooctadecanoate; Abracol S.L.G.; Admul; Advawax 140; Aldo HMS; Aldo MS; Aldo-28; Aldo-72; Arlacel 161; Arlacel 169; Armostat 801; Atmos 150; Atmul 124; Atmul 67; Atmul 84; Cefatin; Celinhol - A; Cerasynt 1000-D; Cerasynt S; Cerasynt SD; Cerasynt SE; Cerasynt WM; Citomulgan M; Cyclochem GMS; Dermagine; Distearin; Drewmulse TP; Drewmulse V; Drumulse AA; EMUL P.7; Emcol CA; Emcol MSK; Emerest 2400; Emerest 2401; Estol 603; Glycerin monostearate; Glycerol monostearate; Glyceryl monooctadecanoate; Glyceryl stearate; Grocor 5500; Grocor 6000; Hodag GMS; Imwitor 191; Imwitor 900K; Kessco 40; Lipo GMS 410; Lipo GMS 450; Lipo GMS 600; Monelgin; Monoglyceryl stearate; Monostearate (glyceride); Monostearin; Myvaplex 600; Octadecanoic acid, monoester with 1,2,3-propanetriol; Ogeen 515; Ogeen GRB; Ogeen M; Ogeen MAV; Orbon; Protachem GMS; Sedetine; Starfol GMS 450; Starfol GMS 600; Starfol GMS 900; Stearates; Stearic acid, monoester with glycerol; Stearic monoglyceride; Stearin, mono-; Stearoylglycerol; Tegin; Tegin 503; Tegin 515; Unimate GMS; Witconol MS; Witconol MST; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Stearates

Description

White waxy solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a pharmaceutical aid; [Merck Index] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used as an emulsifier, firming agent, flavor enhancer, lubricant or release agent, masticatory substance, and texturizer for foods; [FDA] "Glycerol monostearate, commonly known as GMS, is an organic molecule used as an emulsifier." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Intraperitoneal LD50 (mouse) = 200 mg/kg; [RTECS] Product of commerce is a variable mixture of glyceryl monostearate and glyceryl monopalmitate; [Merck Index] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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