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Triacetin

1,2,3- Propanetriol triacetate

Triacetin
Triacetin is a tri-ester of glycerol and acetic acid. Viscous oily liquid that finds use as an emollient in topical formulations.
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Triacetin
Triacetin
Primary function
Emollient
Typical use level
1.0 - 1.5% w/w - as an emollient
Physical data

  • Appearance: Colourless viscous liquid
  • Solubility at 20°C: Miscible in Ethanol, Ether
  • 1 part is miscible with 14 parts of water

Benefits / Claims
Plasticiser for topical films.
Functions as oil or water miscible solvent
Suitable for
Cream/ Emulsion
Gel
Lotion
Multiparticulate system (modified release)
Softgel capsules

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