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What is Triacetin and How to Buy Triacetin?

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What is Triacetin?

Triacetin is an organic compound, the molecular formula of C9H14O6. It is a colorless, odorless oily liquid, miscible with ethanol, ether, chloroform and benzene, and slightly soluble in water and carbon disulfide.

Triacetin is environment-friendly plasticizer not containing phthalates. It is mainly used for cigaratte filter tips which is plasticizer of cellulose diacetate, also used in flavors, cosmetics fixative. Besides, it can be used as plasticeizer and solvents of printing ink, nitrocellulose,cellulose acetate, ethyecellulose and ellulose acetate butyrate.In casting, it is used as hardener of moulding sand.


What are the chemical properties of Triacetin?

Triacetin is a colorless, odorless oily liquid. It is miscible with ethanol, ether, benzene, chloroform and other organic solvents, soluble in acetone, insoluble in mineral oil. Slightly soluble in water.

Triacetin has a very faint, fruity odor. It has a mild, sweet taste that is bitter above 0.05%.

What is Triacetin used for?

Triacetin functions in foods as a humectant and solvent.

Triacetin is used in cosmetics, perfumery, and foods as a solvent and as a fixative in the formulation of perfumes and flavors.

As fixative in perfumery; solvent in manufacture of celluloid, photographic films. Technical triacetin (a mixture of mono-, di-, and small quantities of triacetin) as a solvent for basic dyes, particularly indulines, and tannin in dyeing.

Triacetin is mainly used as a hydrophilic plasticizer in both aqueous and solvent-based polymeric coating of capsules, tablets, beads, and granules.

What is the production method of Triacetin?

Triacetin is prepared by the esterification of glycerin with acetic anhydride.

Triacetin can be derived from the esterification of glycerol and acetic acid. After preheating glycerol to 50-60℃, add acetic acid, benzene and sulfuric acid. Heat and stir for refluxing dehydration, and recycle the benzene. Then add acetic anhydride for heating of 4h. After cooling, the mixture was neutralized with 5% sodium carbonate to pH 7, and the crude layer was dried and the crude oil was dried with calcium chloride. Distill under reduced pressure, collect the 128-131℃(0.93 kPa) fraction, namely glycerol triacetate.

What are the first aid measures after contact with Triacetin?

If inhaled

If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.

In case of skin contact

Wash off with soap and plenty of water.

In case of eye contact

Flush eyes with water as a precaution.

If swallowed

Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water.

What is the solubility of Triacetin?

Triacetin solubles in water, miscible with ethanol (96 per cent) and toluene.

What is the safety profile of Triacetin?

An eye irritant. Combustible when exposed to heat, flame, or powerful oxidizers. To fight fire, use alcohol foam, water, CO2, dry chemical. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.


What is the storage condition for Triacetin?

Triacetin is stable and should be stored in a well-closed, nonmetallic container, in a cool, dry place.

What is the incompatibility of Triacetin?

Triacetin is incompatible with metals and may react with oxidizing agents. Triacetin may destroy rayon fabric.

How is Triacetin exported?

For large orders:

LCL or FCL from Port of Shanghai, China. 240kg Iron drum or 1150kg IBC Tank.

For samples:

By Fedex or DHL

Where to buy Triacetin?

As a professional supplier of Triacetin, Ao Zun serve the global enterprise customers. If you need a quotation or sample, please feel free to contact us via e-mail or send a message on WhatsApp at +86-18452425579.

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