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Glycerol Triacetate CAS 102-76-1

Molecular Formula: C9H14O6

Formula Weight: 218.2

ZSpharmac: Glycerol Triacetate Supplier

Product Name: Glycerol Triacetate
CAS No: 102-76-1
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Glycerol Triacetate
Other Names:Triacetin
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Clear Colorless Liquid
EINECS No.:203-051-9
Storage:Sealed in Dry,Room Temperature
Provide:Glycerol Triacetate MSDS;
Glycerol Triacetate COA

What is Glycerol Triacetate?

Glycerol Triacetate is a good solvent, plasticizer and humectant with a wide range of uses. The annual consumption of glycerol triacetate in my country has reached more than 10,000 tons. The main method of domestic traditional production of Glycerol Triacetate is sulfuric acid catalysis. In recent years, several new catalysts have been studied, such as supported catalysts, heteropolyacid catalysts and solid superacid catalysts. These catalysts have the advantages of high catalytic activity and mild reaction conditions, but there are still disadvantages such as uneven distribution of acid sites, easy carbonization and coking, and easy loss of activity. In recent years, the research on the preparation of biodiesel using ionic liquids as catalysts has also become a hot spot. Ionic liquids are a new type of environmentally friendly liquid catalysts. Among them, acidic ionic liquids have the high-density reactivity of liquid acids and the non-volatility of solid acids, and have the potential to replace traditional industrial catalysts. At present, the ionic liquids for the preparation of biodiesel are basically hydrophilic. After the reaction, the ionic liquid is mixed with the by-product glycerol and excess unreacted methanol. It is very difficult to separate glycerol from the ionic liquid. A technical problem in the industrial application of diesel oil.

Glycerol Triacetate Property

Melting point 

3 °C(lit.)

Boiling point 

258-260 °C(lit.)


1.16 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

vapor density 

7.52 (vs air)

vapor pressure 

0.00248 mm Hg @ 250C

refractive index 

n25/D 1.429-1.431(lit.)


300 °F

storage temp. 

Sealed in dry,Room Temperature


Soluble in water, miscible with ethanol (96 per cent) and toluene.




Clear colorless


Characteristic odour

explosive limit

1.05%, 189°F

Water Solubility 

64.0 g/L (20 ºC)



Glycerol Triacetate Uses

Glycerol Triacetate has a large range of usages, the biggest usage is as a plasticizer for cigarette filters. As a selection of chemical products, it can be utilized as a plasticizer as well as solvent for cellulose acetate, nitrocellulose, and so on. It furthermore has a plasticizing effect on natural rubber as well as artificial rubber, as well as does not influence the vulcanization operation.

As a crucial chemical basic material, Glycerol Triacetate has been created for usage in food, cosmetics, medication and also color sectors. In the food industry, triacetin has low poisoning and also can be made use of as a moderate fungicide for vegetables, fruits, pet glue and also artificial adhesive; in the day-to-day chemical sector, triacetin can be made use of as a fixative and wetting base for cosmetics, and also It is made right into a house bleach service that is not alkaline and chlorine-free; glycerol triacetate is utilized as a fuel additive to lower lead discharges airborne; Glycerol Triacetate is used as an additive for anti-corrosion products, which has excellent deterioration resistance to hydrocarbons In the printing and coloring market, glyceryl triacetate can be made use of as a swelling representative and stabilizer for cellulose acetate; glyceryl triacetate is made use of as a plasticizer in ink, cellulose, movie and some alkaline solvents, and also Plasticizer used in the synthesis of plastic films.

Glycerol Triacetate Application

1 Application in Tobacco Industry
Glyceryl triacetate is mainly used as a binder for cigarette filters in the tobacco industry, and acts as a plasticizing and curing agent. At present, the global annual demand for triacetin in the tobacco industry is about 35,000 tons, of which the domestic annual demand is about 25,000 tons. It is expected that the demand in this area will remain basically unchanged in the future.

2 Application in foundry industry
Glyceryl triacetate is mainly used as a hardener for foundry sand. At present, the total annual demand for glycerol triacetate in the world is about 20,000 tons, of which the domestic annual demand is about 8,000 tons. It is expected that the demand in this area will maintain rapid growth in the future, and the annual demand growth rate At 8%~10%.

3 Applications in the food, fragrance, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries
Glyceryl triacetate is used as humectant, binder and plasticizer in food, fragrance, medicine and cosmetic industries. At present, the total annual demand for glycerol triacetate in the world is about 40,000 tons, of which the annual domestic demand is about 3,000 tons, which is far below the international level. It is expected that domestic demand in this area will remain relatively fast in the future Growth, the annual demand growth rate is expected to be 10%~15%.

4 Application in ink, dye and plastic processing industries
Glyceryl triacetate is used as a plasticizer and performance improver in ink, dye and plastic processing industries. At present, the global annual demand for triacetin in these industries is about 15,000 tons, of which the domestic annual demand is about 2,500 tons. It is expected that domestic demand in this area will maintain rapid growth in the future, and the expected annual demand is The growth rate is 10%~12%.

It can be seen from the above that glycerol triacetate is widely used, and its demand will maintain a relatively high growth rate. It is expected that the global annual demand growth rate will be 5% to 10%, while the domestic demand growth rate is higher than that of foreign countries, especially in food. , fragrance, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

Preparation of Glycerol Triacetate

Method 1: A method for preparing high-content glycerol triacetate, using the mechanism of acid alcohol esterification reaction, the esterification reaction adopts rectification technology, and glycerin, glacial acetic acid, acid catalyst, and azeotropic water agent are added The reaction is carried out in the reaction kettle of the tower, condenser and water separator, and the water produced by the reaction is continuously removed at the top of the tower, and the entrainer is returned to the tower. Thick product is sent in the acylation still, deacidifies after adding acetic anhydride to react, and makes triacetin crude product;: Put the measured triacetin crude product into refining still, drop into the active carbon soaked with triacetin in advance . The dosage of activated carbon is 0.05-0.1% of the mass of the crude product of glycerol triacetate; after cleaning the filter system, add activated carbon as appropriate according to the clarification of the feed liquid during the reflux cycle.

Turn on the condensate water in the condenser, turn on the heating oil valve to raise the temperature, and at the same time, let in an appropriate amount of nitrogen for bubbling. Decolorization for 2.5-3 hours; when the temperature of the refining kettle reaches 110°C, control the vacuum degree ≤ 300pa, close the heat transfer oil heating valve when the temperature of the kettle reaches 125°C, control 115°C, control the vacuum degree ≤ 300pa Fractional distillation, collect the initial fraction, collect Then it is pumped into the deacidification tank in the process of preparing the crude triacetin, and enters the next round of preparation. The reaction product is cooled by opening the jacket cooling water, and after cooling to less than or equal to 60°C, the remaining water in the jacket is drained. Perform circulation filtration operation while cooling down; use wool felt filter with a pore size of 1000 mesh for circulation filtration, and the pressure during circulation filtration is 0.2MPa. The carbon residue in the filter should be cleaned before filtering.

After circular filtration to obtain a clear and transparent material liquid, press it into the finished product tank to obtain the refined triacetin; the content of the prepared triacetin product is ≥99.7%, the chroma is less than No. 15, and the acid value is ≤0.007%. Continuous refining of crude products can remove impurities, reduce moisture content, make the acid value index of the product qualified and improve the bad smell of the product, and continuous refining can improve the refining yield to increase the product content. :

Method 2: a preparation method of triacetin, comprising the following steps:

(1) Introduce glycerin and acetic acid into the reactor, and add catalyst and dehydrating agent at the same time;

(2) Raise the temperature of the reactor after feeding, open the vent valve of the reactor, and after reflux, control the reflux flow rate to 1200~2000L/h, raise the temperature of the kettle to 110°C, control the temperature of the top of the kettle at 80~100°C, collect the reflux liquid, The whole process lasts 20-24 hours;

(3) Turn on the vacuum pump for deacidification, and increase the temperature of the reactor at the same time. When the temperature of the reactor rises to 135~140°C, the deacidification is completed, and acetic anhydride is added to the reactor;

(4) Continue to raise the temperature of the reactor to 140°C, keep it warm for half an hour, and add barium hydroxide through the feeding port;

(5) Continue to heat the reactor. When the temperature of the reactor reaches 200~205°C, turn on the vacuum pump for vacuum distillation, which lasts for 2~4 hours, and transfer the liquid in the reactor to the crude product storage tank;

(6) Filter the crude product through nitrogen pressure to obtain the refined product and put it into storage.

About Products:
If you need Glycerol Triacetate as a cosmetic raw material, please contact our service staff directly, we will provide you with high-quality products at the best price.
As an experienced Glycerol Triacetate manufacturer and supplier, ZSpharmac will provide Glycerol Triacetate raw materials to customers all over the world for a long time.
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Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

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About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


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We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

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Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

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1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

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