sucrose octoacetate

sucrose octoacetate

[′sü‚krōs ¦äk·tō′as·ə‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
C28H38O19 A bitter crystalline compound that forms needles from alcohol solution, melts at 89°C, and breaks down at 286°C or above; used as an adhesive, to impregnate and insulate paper, and in lacquers and plastics.
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