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Glyceryl Distearate

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is Glyceryl Distearate?

Glyceryl distearate (C39H76O5) is a white or off-white waxy mass or powder. It is a diester of glycerin and stearic acid and results in a mixture of mono-, di-, and triglyceride substances. Glyceryl distearate is used in cosmetic products as an emollient, thickening agent and emulsifier. It can also be used in pharmaceutical industry in tablet and cream production.[1]

[1] Medicines Complete. Pharmaceutical Excipients. Polyoxylglycerides. Accessed April 16, 2012.http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/excipients/current/1001996701.htm?q=polyoxylglycerides&t=search&ss=text&p=1#_hit

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