Agent Name

Triolein

CAS Number

122-32-7

Formula

C57-H104-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

1,2,3-Propanetriol tri(9-octandecenoate); 9-Octadecenoic acid, 1,2,3-propanetriyl ester; Glyceryl trioleate; 9-Octadecenoic acid (Z)-, 1,2,3-propanetriyl ester; Aldo TO; Emery 2423; Emery oleic acid ester 2230; Glycerin trioleate; Glycerol trioleate; Glycerol triolein; Glycerol, tri(cis-9-octadecenoate); Glyceryl-1,2,3-trioleate; Oleic acid triglyceride; Oleic triglyceride; Olein; Olein, tri-; Oleyl triglyceride; Raoline; Trioleoylglyceride; Trioleoylglycerol; 1,2,3-Propanetriyl trioleate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Fatty Acids and Fats

Description

Colorless to yellowish odorless liquid; [Merck Index] Clear colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

A major component of oils and fats, e.g., olive oil; [Merck Index] Used as lubricant (e.g. for cosmetics, drugs, and textiles), emulsifier (e.g. for water/oil mixtures), intermediate for radioactive iodine derivatives, and plasticizer; Used in sweet almond oil for medicines and cosmetics; [HSDB]

Comments

"In the small intestine, most triglycerides are split into monoglycerides, free fatty acids, and glycerol, which are absorbed by the intestinal mucosa." [HSDB] High-dose feeding of rats causes liver changes; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.2E-17 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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