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Glycerol

A trihydroxy sugar alcohol that is an intermediate in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. It is used as a solvent, emollient, pharmaceutical agent, or sweetening agent.

Year introduced: 1998

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Tree Number(s): D02.033.800.875.500, D09.853.875.500

MeSH Unique ID: D005990

Registry Number: PDC6A3C0OX

Entry Terms:

  • Glycerin
  • Glycerine
  • 1,2,3-Trihydroxypropane

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