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Sigma-Aldrich

Glyceryl tributyrate

puriss., ≥98.5% (GC)

Synonym(s):
Glycerol tributyrate, Tributyrin, 1,2,3-Tributyrylglycerol
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)

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

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Metal-loaded MgAl oxides for transesterification of glyceryl tributyrate and palm oil
Tittabut T and Trakarnpruk W
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 47(7), 2176-2181 (2008)
Li?CaO catalysed tri-glyceride transesterification for biodiesel applications.
Watkins RS, et al.
Green Chemistry, 6(7), 335-340 (2004)
Marco A R Vinolo et al.
The Journal of nutritional biochemistry, 22(9), 849-855 (2010-12-21)
Short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) are fermentation products of anaerobic bacteria. More than just being an important energy source for intestinal epithelial cells, these compounds are modulators of leukocyte function and potential targets for the development of new drugs. The...
Lu Han et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 59(23), 12635-12642 (2011-11-16)
A kind of low-calorie structured lipid (LCSL) was obtained by interesterification of tributyrin (TB) and methyl stearate (St-ME), catalyzed by a commercially immobilized 1,3-specific lipase, Lipozyme RM IM from Rhizomucor miehei . The condition optimization of the process was conducted...
Marco Aurélio Ramirez Vinolo et al.
American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism, 303(2), E272-E282 (2012-05-25)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether treatment with tributyrin (Tb; a butyrate prodrug) results in protection against diet-induced obesity and associated insulin resistance. C57BL/6 male mice fed a standard chow or high-fat diet were treated with Tb...

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