polysorbate

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polysorbate (plural polysorbates)

  1. (chemistry) any of a class of emulsifiers used as food additives and in pharmaceutical preparations; they are derived from sorbitan (typically with three polyoxyethylene side-chains) esterified with a fatty acid; they are mostly oily liquids, or soft solids

Usage notesEdit

  • Individual members of this class are identified with an arbitrary numerical suffix

SynonymsEdit

  • E432 - polysorbate 20
  • E433 - polysorbate 80
  • E434 - polysorbate 40
  • E435 - polysorbate 60
  • E436 - polysorbate 65
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Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 11:58