polyoxyl stearate


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polyoxyl (8) stearate

[‚päl·ē′äk·səl ¦āt ′stir‚āt]
(organic chemistry)
A cream-colored, soft, waxy solid at 25°C; soluble in toluene, acetone, ether, and ethanol; used in bakery products as an emulsifier. Also known as polyoxyethylene (8) stearate.
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