CHEBI:53422 - polysorbate

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ChEBI Name polysorbate
Definition Any poly(ethylene glycol) derivative composed of PEG-ylated sorbitan [2-(1,2-dihydroxyethyl)tetrahydrofuran-3,4-diol] normally containing a total of 20 oxyethylene groups, with one or more of the terminal hydroxy groups esterified with a fatty acyl group. They are used as emulsifiers and dispersing agents in some pharmaceuticals products and as defoamers and emulsifiers in some foods.
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Submitter Hilary Burch
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Outgoing polysorbate (CHEBI:53422) is a hydroxypolyether (CHEBI:46792)
polysorbate (CHEBI:53422) is a poly(ethylene glycol) derivative (CHEBI:139322)
Incoming polysorbate 20 (CHEBI:53424) is a polysorbate (CHEBI:53422)
polysorbate 40 (CHEBI:53423) is a polysorbate (CHEBI:53422)
polysorbate 60 (CHEBI:53425) is a polysorbate (CHEBI:53422)
polysorbate 80 (CHEBI:53426) is a polysorbate (CHEBI:53422)
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19 December 2017