Triacetin Side Effects

Triacetin, CAS# 102-76-1, is a triester of glycerol manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as clear transparent oily liquid. Triacetin is widely used as emulsifier. It is affirmed by US FDA as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) and widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E1518.

Triacetin is used as a plasticizer for cellulosic resins and is compatible in all proportions with cellulose acetate, nitrocellulose, and ethyl cellulose. Triacetin is useful for imparting plasticity and flow to laminating resins, particularly at low temperatures, and is also used as a plasticizer for vinylidene polymers and copolymers. It serves as an ingredient in inks for printing on plastics, and as a plasticizer in nail polish. For food additive applications, Triacetin, Kosher, Food Grade, and Triacetin, Food Grade, which are made under appropriate current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) for these applications.
General Side Effects

No significant side effects reported.
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Suggested Dosage

Ingestion of Triacetin in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Triacetin: ADI 0-50 mg/kg bw
* ADI: Acceptable Daily Intake
* MTDI: maximum tolerable daily intake
* Data source: JECFA Database of WHO

Special Groups Precaution

Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Triacetin could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Triacetin in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Triacetin for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.

GRAS Affirmation: Yes

Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Triacetin is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.

Triacetin in News
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