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Glyceryl tributyrate


Glycerol tributyrate, Tributyrin, 1,2,3-Tributyrylglycerol
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n20/D 1.435 (lit.)


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


1.032 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

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Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



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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Chelsea R Thorn et al.
Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society, 319, 168-182 (2019-12-28)
In the advent of the post-antibiotic era, new strategies are urgently required to improve the efficacy of antimicrobials and outsmart multi-drug resistant bacteria. Exploiting a basic survival mechanism of bacteria, lipase production, monoolein liquid crystal nanoparticles (MO-LCNPs) were investigated as...
Lonneke Onrust et al.
Veterinary research, 51(1), 56-56 (2020-04-21)
Butyrate has been used extensively as a feed additive to improve gut health and to decrease Salmonella colonization in poultry. Salmonella mainly colonizes the ceca so butyrate concentrations should be increased in this gut segment. Discrepancies on the effects of...
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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