triacetin

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triacetin

[trī′as·əd·ən]
(organic chemistry)
C3H5(CO2CH3)3 A colorless, combustible oil with a bitter taste and a fatty aroma; found in cod liver and butter; soluble in alcohol and ether, slightly soluble in water; boils at 259°C; used in plasticizers, perfumery, cosmetics, and external medicine and as a solvent and food additive.