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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, and sweetening agent.

NameGlycerol
PubChem image 753

MeSH 68005990
density1.26201 g/cm³ (25 ℃)
m.p.17.8 ºC
b.p.290 ºC