polysorbate

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polysorbate

[‚päl·ē′sȯr‚bāt]
(organic chemistry)
Any compound that is an ester of sorbitol.
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M2 PHARMA-October 8, 2014-Aegis secures second patent for monoclonal antibody formulations avoiding oxidative damage due to polysorbate surfactants
The surface activity of polysorbates helps to stabilize proteins by reducing the alteration or aggregation of proteins during manufacturing, distribution and storage.
Unless the European Parliament objects, this means that the Commission will authorise the use of: benzoic acid or benzoates (E210-E213) in alcohol-free counterparts of wine; polysorbates (E432-E436) in coconut milk; talc (E553b) and carnauba wax (E903) on unpeeled coloured boiling eggs; and shellac (E904) on unpeeled boiled eggs.
Like mono- and diglycerides and polysorbates, it keeps oil and water from separating.
COLOURINGS, nitrates, nitrites and polysorbates will be priority substances in a comprehensive review of additive controls to be carried out by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Drewpols are not ethoxylates and can frequently be used in place of polysorbates.