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Glycerol Monostearate

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Glycerol Monostearate (C21H42O4), commonly known as GMS, is the glycerol ester of stearin.

It takes the form of a white, odorless, sweet-tasting fluffy powder that is hygroscopic.

When mixed with water, it swells considerably, so this property is particularly useful in knowing for preparation to increase its volume.

  • Properties :

– Thickener

– Emulsifier

– Anti-caking agent

– Conservative

– Opacifying

  • Example of use :

– In the food industry, Glycerol Monostearate is commonly used. It is a food additive used as a thickening agent, emulsifier, anti-caking agent and preservative as such, MSG is widely used in pastry preparations, to add “body” and smoothness to food (ice cream and whipped cream for example).

– Glycerol Monostearate is also used as an emulsifying agent in the manufacture of oils, waxes and solvents and as a protective coating for hygroscopic powders.

– In the pharmaceutical industry, MSG is a solidifying agent.

– It is also used in cosmetics and hair care products.

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ADC is supplier of Glycerol Monostearate.

ADC distributeur monostéarate de glycerol monostearate provider