Agent Name

Glyceryl trimyristate

Alternative Name

Trimyristin

CAS Number

555-45-3

Formula

C45-H86-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

1,2,3-Propanetriol tritetradecanoate; Tetradecanoic acid, 1,2,3-propanetriyl ester; Dynasan 114; Glycerol trimyristate; Myristic acid triglyceride; Myristin; Trimyristin; VP 114; Myristin, tri- (8CI); Tetradecanoic acid, 1,1',1''-(1,2,3-propanetriyl) ester; [ChemIDplus] 1,2,3-Tritetradecanoylglycerol; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

White to yellowish grey solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Present in coconut oil, nutmeg butter, and other natural oils; [Merck Index] "Trimyristin is an ester with the chemical formula C45H86O6. It is a saturated fat which is the triglyceride of myristic acid. Trimyristin is found naturally in many vegetable fats and oils." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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