acetostearin

acetostearin

[ə‚sē·dō′stēr·ən]
(organic chemistry)
A general term for monoglycerides of stearic acid acetylated with acetic anhydride; used as a protective food coating and as plasticizers for waxes and synthetic resins to improve low-temperature characteristics.
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