CHEBI:9661 - triacetin

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ChEBI Name triacetin
ChEBI ID CHEBI:9661
Definition A triglyceride obtained by acetylation of the three hydroxy groups of glycerol. It has fungistatic properties (based on release of acetic acid) and has been used in the topical treatment of minor dermatophyte infections.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
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Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): solvent
A liquid that can dissolve other substances (solutes) without any change in their chemical composition.
fuel additive
Any additive that enhances the efficiency of fuel.
food emulsifier
A food additive used to form or maintain a uniform emulsion of two (or more) phases in a food.
Biological Role(s): plant metabolite
Any eukaryotic metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in plants, the kingdom that include flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms.
antifungal drug
Any antifungal agent used to prevent or treat fungal infections in humans or animals.
food additive carrier
A food additive that is used to dilute, disperse or dissolve a food additive or nutrient without altering its function. Carriers are used to facilitate the handling or use of the food additive or nutrient.
food emulsifier
A food additive used to form or maintain a uniform emulsion of two (or more) phases in a food.
food humectant
A humectant that is used as a food additive to prevent foodstuffs from drying out.
Application(s): solvent
A liquid that can dissolve other substances (solutes) without any change in their chemical composition.
adjuvant
Any pharmacological or immunological agent that modifies the effect of other agents such as drugs or vaccines while having few if any direct effects when given by itself.
antifungal drug
Any antifungal agent used to prevent or treat fungal infections in humans or animals.
food additive carrier
A food additive that is used to dilute, disperse or dissolve a food additive or nutrient without altering its function. Carriers are used to facilitate the handling or use of the food additive or nutrient.
food emulsifier
A food additive used to form or maintain a uniform emulsion of two (or more) phases in a food.
food humectant
A humectant that is used as a food additive to prevent foodstuffs from drying out.
Related Structures
triacetin is a Structural Derivative of
acetic acid
Mass : 60.05200
Formula : C2H4O2
15366
glycerol
Mass : 92.09382
Formula : C3H8O3
17754
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