Glycerol Monostearate with the chemical formula C21H24O4 is used as a raw material for the production of various food and industrial products. It is actually a stabilizer and is obtained from the laboratory synthesis of substances such as glycerin and fatty acids. Glycerol Monostearate is in the category of Food additives of Shanghai Chemex group Ltd.
Physical and Chemical Properties:
Glycerol monostearate is a white, odorless, and sweet-tasting scaly powder that can absorb water in its structure. Chemically, it is composed of glycerol esters of stearic acid. The most important physical and chemical properties of this compound can be summarized in the following table:
|Molar mass (g/mol)||358.563|
|Melting Point (° C)||74.0|
|Solubility in water||Insoluble|
|Solubility||soluble in hot oils, organic solvents|
|Other names||Glyceryl monostearate, Glycerin monostearate, Monostearin|
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Glycerol Monostearate Production Process:
This compound is made from the reaction of glycerin and stearic acid (a fatty acid derived from animal and vegetable fats and oils). It is also known as a by-product of fat breakdown. In some cases, in these reactions homogeneous Catalysts are used, Catalysts that are used in these reactions contain metal hydroxides, Methyl oxides, inorganic carbonates or Sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, and organic sulfonic Acids. Low Glycerol Monostearate selectivity is one of the disadvantages of these reactions and also the product of these reactions are 3 main chemicals as mono, di, and triglycerides.
Glycerol Monostearate Uses:
Glycerol monostearate is used as an additive in the production of a variety of health and beauty products, medicines, and a variety of foods. The main use of this compound is to use it as an emulsifier.
Companies that make ice cream, cooking oils, cream and bread, butter and jelly desserts, dairy products, and many beverages use glycerol monostearate to make their products.
Glycerol is used to lose weight, improve athletic performance, help the body recover water lost during diarrhea and vomiting, and reduce intraocular pressure in people with glaucoma.
In the agricultural industry, this material is also used as an anti-fog in plastic films used in greenhouses.
This material is used as an anti-aging, plasticizer, antistatic, and lubricant in the production of various plastics. It can also increase the flexibility of plastic and make it last longer. It is used in the production of polypropylene doors to create more antistatic and lubricating properties.
Used to increase the quality of stability in cosmetics and as an emulsifier and viscosity stabilizer.
Glycerol Monostearate in Food:
Glycerol monostearate is used as an emulsifier and preservative in the production process of various food products such as baking bread, cakes, and various desserts. The food use of this substance is licensed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The use of this substance in bread dough reduces aging reduces the quality of bread in the long run and prevents premature drying of bread. Because the emulsifying role of this substance causes the two phases of water and oil to be kept together, and thus the quality and taste of bread are preserved.
What is Glyceryl Monostearate do in Cosmetics?
Glycerol monostearate acts as a lubricant on the surface of the skin, giving the skin a soft and smooth appearance. It also slows down the loss of water by creating a barrier on the surface of the skin. In cosmetics and personal care products, GMS is widely used and can be used in lotions, creams, powders, skin cleansing products, foundations, makeup bases, mascara, Eye shadow, eyeliner, hair conditioners, and sunscreen products.
Buy Glycerol Monostearate:
Glycerol monostearate, known as GMS, is a monoglyceride commonly used as an emulsifier in food products. For more information on the price of this product and to buy it, you can contact our experts in Shanghai Chemex.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers GMS to be generally safe. However, inhalation of pure GMS is toxic and may irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts. Although this combination is generally safe, overuse may cause side effects. Because it draws fluids from the brain and eyes to muscles and other parts of the body, excessive amounts of GMS can cause headaches or blurred vision. Some other side effects of this combination may include the following:
- Excessive thirst
- Stomach ache
- Inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract
Packing and Storage:
Glycerol monostearate should be stored in a dry, cool, shaded place with the original packaging. It should also be kept away from moisture and at room temperature.