Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin)

Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin)

Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin) (C9H14O6), also known as glyceryl triacetate, is pharmaceutical excipient used in manufacturing of capsules and tablets, and has been used as a humectant, plasticizer, and solvent. It is a liquid, and has been approved by the FDA as a food additive. Triacetin is a water-soluble short-chain triglyceride that may also have a role as a parenteral nutrient according to animal studies. It is also used in the perfume and cosmetic industries.

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More about Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin)

CAS No: 102-76-1
Chemical Name: Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin)
Synonyms: Glycerol triacetate; Glyceryl triacetate; Glyped; Kesscoflex TRA; Triacetine; Vanay; Glycerol triacetate tributyrin; Triacetyl glycerine; Propane-1,2,3-triyl triacetate;



Molecular Formula: C9H14O6
Molecular Weight: 218.2
Physical State: clear oily liquid
ASSAY ASAsSAY 99.0% min
ACIDITY 0.01% max
COLOR , APHA 10 max
Water Solubility: slightly soluble in ether,carbon disulfide and water; readily soluble in aromatic hydrocarbons and most organic solvents.; insoluble in benzene.
NFPA RATINGS Health: 1 Flammability: 1 Reactivity: 0
STABILITY Stable under ordinary conditions


Specification of Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin)Industry grade:

Item Unit Standard Test Method
Appearance Clear liquid, free from suspended matter Visual
Odour Smellless Smelling
Triacetin Content ≥98.5 GC
Colour Hazen ≤30 GB/T3143-1982
Refraction Index (20℃) 1.430~1.435 GB/T6488-2008
Specific Gravity(20℃) g/ml 1.154~1.164 GB/T4472-1984
Water % ≤0.2 GB/T6283-2008
Acidity (as HAC) % ≤0.1 GB/T12717

Specification of Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin) food grade:

Items Specifications Inspection Results
Appearance Clear liquid, free from suspended matter Clear liquid, free from suspended matter
Acidity(As HAC) % ≤0.005 0.0024
Purity% ≥99.5 99.80
Moisture% ≤0.05 0.023
Color (Hazen) ≤15 8
Specific Gravity 20℃(g/ml) 1.154-1.164 1.1596
Refraction Index 20℃ 1.430-1.435 1.4308
Sulphated Ash% ≤0.02 0.0096
As (ppm) ≤1 <1
Heavy Metals (as Pb)(ppm) ≤5 <1
Conclusion: The test results conforms with EP7.0 and FCCA6.

Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin) MSDS

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Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin) Industry grade applications

1.Used as core sand binder in metal foundry sector.

2.Used as solvent in printing inks.

3.Used as a highly effective plasticizer for cellulose-based plastics.

4.Used as solvent in building wall coating

Triacetin applications in Industry

Triacetin applications in Industry

Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin) food grade applications:

Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin) in Food Production

 Triacetin is widely used as humectant, emlusifier, binder in food production.

As plasticizer: in gum to plasticize.

As leavening agents: in baked food to promote fermentation.

As emulsifier: in dairy product to promote emulsification.

Triacetin applications in food production

Triacetin applications in food production

Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin) in Cigarette filters

Triacetin is widely used for Cigarette filter production.

As Bonding plasticizers for cigarette filters of cellulose acetate fibers

triacetin used in cigarettes filter

triacetin used in cigarettes filter

Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin) in Beverage

Triacetin is widely used as emulsifier, flavor enhancer in beverage.

As emulsifier, flavor enhancer: in beverage industries to enhance flavor and promote emulsification.

Triacetin applications in Beverage

Triacetin applications in Beverage

Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin) in Pharmaceutical

Triacetin is widely used as Antifungal agents, plasticizers in Pharmaceutical.

As Antifungal agents: in drugs to inhibit fungus.

As plasticizer: in capsule shell to plastify.

Triacetin applications in Pharmaceutical

Triacetin applications in Pharmaceutical

Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin) in Cosmetics

Triacetin is widely used as humectant, plasticizer in Cosmetics.

As humectant, plasticizer: in cosmetic to maintain moisture.

As plasticizer: in nail polish to plastify.

Triacetin appication in Cosmetics

Triacetin appication in Cosmetics

Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin) in Agriculture/Animal Feed

Not enough is known about application of Triacetin in Agriculture/Animal Feed.

Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin) in Other Industries

 Triacetin is widely used as binder in various other industries.

As binder: in cigarette filters to plasticize and solidify.

Package of Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin)

For package: 240kg/drum and 1150kg/IBC drum, 25Tons/ISO TANK



Transportation of Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin)

For shipping: shipment by courier, by air, by sea and by train.

By courier: we can ship Triacetin to you by courier like TNT,DHL ,EMS and FedEx door to door.

By air: we can ship Triacetin to you by air to your country’s any airport.

By sea: we can ship Triacetin by sea to your country’s any seaport.

By train: we also can ship Triacetin by train to your country’s railway station too.

Triacetin transport

Triacetin transport

Clients Of Glycerol triacetate(Triacetin)

We have successfully exported Triacetin to more than 20 countries for more than 10 years, all of our customers think highly about our quality.

We have built a perfect sale service system, Triaceti have exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific and other five continents and scale the forefront in the nation, won good international reputation.

triacetin clients

Why Choose Us?



Long history and stable production
We have produced Triacetin products more than 20 years., 80% products are for expoer . Our main market is in USA,Mexico,Holland,Belgium ,Japan,Korea these developed country .
Now our production capacity is more than 3000MT per month , we can arrange the shipment to you in time .

Strict quality control system

We have ISO Certificate,Halla certificate, Korsher certificate, we have strict quality control system, All of our technicians are professional , they are strictly on quality control.
Before order , we can send the sample for your testing . We ensure the quality is the same as bulk quantity .

Prompt delivery

We have good cooperation with many professional forwarders here; we can send the product to you once you confirm the order.

Better payment term

For the first cooperation we can accept T/T and LC at sight. For our regular customer, we also can supply more payment terms.