GML Glycerol monolaurate CAS 142-18-7

This is a nonionic emulsifier, with a HLB of 5.2.

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Chemical properties: Glycerol laurate is an ester compound produced by the esterification of glycerol and lauric acid. Under normal storage and use conditions, glycerol monolaurate is not susceptible to deterioration or decomposition.

Physical state: Glycerin monolaurate is a white or yellowish waxy solid or liquid, depending on its purity and crystalline state. It has a slightly special smell and is less sensitive to light, heat, and air.

Solubility: glycerin monolaurate can be dissolved in various organic solvents, such as ethanol, acetone, etc., but it is difficult to dissolve in water and common fat solvents. In the food industry, it is often mixed with other additives or solvents to improve solubility.

Stability: Glycerol monolaurate shows good stability under normal conditions. It is less sensitive to light, heat, and air and is not easily hydrolyzed or oxidized. However, prolonged heat or exposure to extreme conditions such as ultraviolet light may affect its stability.

Safety: Glycerin monolaurate is a low-toxic compound and less irritating to the skin and eyes. However, prolonged exposure or large intake may have a certain irritating effect on the skin and mucosa. Safety guidelines should be followed during use, and appropriate protective measures should be taken.


Technical Parameter  Glycerol monolaurate  :

Product NameShort nameHLBAppearance
Glycerol monolaurateGML5.2Milky white powder, granular solid

Applications of Glycerol monolaurate:

Food industry: Glycerin monolaurate is widely used as an emulsifier, stabilizer and moisturizer. It can improve food's stability, taste, and texture and extend shelf life. In dairy products, ice cream, chocolate, bread and other foods, glycerin monolaurate can enhance the emulsification effect, prevent the separation of oil and water, and improve the quality and stability of products. In addition, glycerin monolaurate can also be used as a food additive in instant noodles, biscuits and other foods to improve the taste and appearance of food.

Cosmetics: Glycerin monolaurate is mainly used in cosmetics in moisturizers, lotions, toners and other products. It has good moisturizing performance and skin absorption, can provide moisturizing and moisturizing effects for the skin, and can improve the skin's dryness, roughness, and other problems. Glycerin monolaurate can also be used as a softener and emollient, making cosmetics easier to apply and extend, improving the use of products and comfort. 

Pharmaceutical field: glycerin monolaurate can be used as pharmaceutical excipients in the pharmaceutical industry to prepare pharmaceutical preparations. It has good stability and solubility and can improve the stability and effectiveness of drugs. Glycerol monolaurate can be used as a solvent, thickener, or emulsifier of drugs, which is helpful for the dissolution, stability, and quality control of drugs. In addition, glycerol monolaurate can also be used as a lubricant or flow aid in the preparation process of drugs to improve the fluidity and compressibility of drugs.

Personal care products: Glycerin monolaurate is also widely used in personal care products, such as moisturizers, hand creams, lip balms, etc. It can provide moisturizing and moisturizing to the skin and improve dry skin, rough skin, and other problems. Glycerin monolaurate can be combined with other moisturizers, softeners, and other ingredients to improve personal care products' moisturizing effect and make the skin softer and smoother.

Industrial field: glycerin monolaurate also has a certain application in the industrial field. It can be used as an industrial emulsifier, stabilizer lubricant, etc., to prepare coatings, inks, adhesives and other products. Glycerin monolaurate can improve the stability of the product, prevent the separation of oil and water, and also improve the leveling and lubricity of the coating, which is conducive to the processing and application of the product.

Production Method of Glycerol monolaurate:

Chemical method

The chemical method is the traditional production method of glycerol monolaurate. The method usually uses glycerol and lauric acid as raw materials to synthesize glycerol monolaurate by esterification reaction.

Raw material preparation: First, glycerol and lauric acid are mixed proportionately to obtain the raw material for the esterification reaction. Glycerin is a natural humectant, while lauric acid is a common fatty acid obtained through the petrochemical industry or natural plant extraction.

Esterification reaction: Under catalyst action, glycerol and lauric acid are esterified. Catalysts are usually acidic or alkaline catalysts, such as sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide, etc. It is necessary to control the temperature, pressure, and material ratio in the reaction process to ensure a smooth esterification reaction.

Separation and purification: After the esterification reaction, excess raw materials and catalysts must be removed through the separation and purification step to obtain relatively pure glycerol monolaurate. This step usually involves crystallization, filtration, and distillation to obtain high-purity glycerol monolaurate products.

Product yield: The yield of glycerol monolaurate can be increased by controlling the conditions of the esterification reaction and improving the efficiency of separation and purification. Yield refers to the ratio of the actual product quantity to the theoretical calculation of product quantity, an important index for measuring production efficiency.

Biological law

In addition to the traditional chemical method, a new production method - biological method - has emerged in recent years. The biological method uses biological enzymes as catalysts to catalyze the esterification of glycerol and lauric acid.

Enzyme selection: In biological methods, choosing the right enzyme is the key. Lipase is usually used as a catalyst because it has good catalytic activity and specificity, which can effectively catalyze the esterification of glycerol and lauric acid.

Reaction conditions: The reaction conditions of the biological method are relatively mild, usually at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. In the process of enzyme catalysis, it is necessary to control certain conditions such as temperature, pH value and material ratio to ensure the activity and selectivity of the enzyme.

Product yield: By optimizing the selection of enzymes and reaction conditions, the product yield of the biological process can be improved. Compared with the chemical method, the biological method has the advantages of a friendly environment, mild conditions, and pure product.

Separation and purification: After completing the esterification reaction, the separation and purification steps are also required. This step usually adopts crystallization, filtration, extraction and other methods to remove excess raw materials and catalysts to obtain high-purity glycerol monolaurate products.

Packing & Shipping of  Glycerol monolaurate  :

Glycerol monolaurate packaging is available in many different types.
Glycerol monolaurate packing: 1kg per bottle, 25kg per barrel, or 200kg per barrel.
Glycerol monolaurate shipping: After payment, you can ship your order by air or sea as soon as you receive it.

Glycerol monolaurate Properties    

  Alternative Names   Monoglycerin laurate;      
  Monotriglyceride dodecyl;      
  2, 3-dihydroxypropanol dodecyl ester
  CAS Number   142-18-7
  Compound Formula   C15H30O4
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  Appearance   Milky white powder, granular solid
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