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Sigma-Aldrich

Glyceryl tributyrate

puriss., ≥98.5% (GC)

Synonym(s):
1,2,3-Tributyrylglycerol, Glycerol tributyrate, Tributyrin
Linear Formula:
(CH3CH2CH2COOCH2)2CHOCOCH2CH2CH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
302.36
Beilstein:
1714746
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

grade

puriss.

Quality Level

assay

≥98.5% (GC)

form

liquid

refractive index

n20/D 1.435 (lit.)
n20/D 1.435

bp

129-131 °C/0.03 mmHg (lit.)
287-288 °C (lit.)

density

1.032 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)
1.032 g/mL at 20 °C

SMILES string

CCCC(=O)OCC(COC(=O)CCC)OC(=O)CCC

InChI

1S/C15H26O6/c1-4-7-13(16)19-10-12(21-15(18)9-6-3)11-20-14(17)8-5-2/h12H,4-11H2,1-3H3

InChI key

UYXTWWCETRIEDR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Glyceryl tributyrate can be used as:
  • A model compound to study transesterification in vegetable oil for the synthesis of biodiesel catalyzed by the metal-loaded MgAl oxides.
  • A reactant in the synthesis of methyl butanoate by transesterification with methanol using Li-promoted CaO catalysts.

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

345.2 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

174 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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