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Title: Monacetin
CAS Registry Number: 26446-35-5
CAS Name: 1,2,3-Propanetriol monoacetate
Additional Names: acetin; monoacetin; glyceryl monoacetate
Molecular Formula: C5H10O4
Molecular Weight: 134.13
Percent Composition: C 44.77%, H 7.51%, O 47.71%
Line Formula: C3H7O2.OOCCH3
Literature References: Obtained along with the di- and triacetates by heating glycerol with glacial acetic acid.
Properties: Colorless, very hygroscopic liquid; characteristic odor. The commercial product is pale yellow. d420 1.206. bp17 ~158°; bp3 129-131°. Soluble in water, alcohol, slightly in ether. Insol in benzene.
Boiling point: bp17 ~158°; bp3 129-131°
Density: d420 1.206
Use: In manuf of smokeless powder and dynamite; as a solvent for basic dyes; in tanning leather.

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