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The role of glycerol monostearate

2013-09-22 by seoer8

Glyceryl monostearate, this is actually a play on words and noun practice entirely undesirable. Because, glyceryl monostearate, had not the word, glyceryl stearate may refer to a single bond, the relevant standard does not directly be required for glyceryl monostearate.
Basic compounds to the fat called triglycerides, or called triglycerides, are glycerin (glycerol) was added to three fatty acid molecules to form an ester. Because contains exactly three acid molecules, also called stearin. Hydrogen atom attached to a fatty acid containing a carbon atom chain length. Palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid and linoleic acid are the major fatty acids. We generally say there are two fat, saturated fat and unsaturated fat.
The so-called " glyceryl monostearate ", it may be a single acid molecule monounsaturated fatty acids. Because it is unsaturated, it is a liquid at room temperature. If you want to solidify, and transformed into margarine, will be hydrogenated. That is, by destroying the carbon double bond and adding hydrogen atoms to saturate. To complete this process, the need to heat the oil, then add the pressurized hydrogen and nickel catalysts. Thus, the "partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (PHVO)" is produced. PHVO is vegetable shortening and margarine is the main component of such fats.

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