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Title: Tributyrin
CAS Registry Number: 60-01-5
CAS Name: Butanoic acid 1,2,3-propanetriyl ester
Additional Names: glyceryl tributyrate
Molecular Formula: C15H26O6
Molecular Weight: 302.36
Percent Composition: C 59.58%, H 8.67%, O 31.75%
Line Formula: (C3H7COO)3C3H5
Literature References: Prepd by esterification of glycerol with excess butyric acid: Weatherby et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 47, 2249 (1925).
Properties: Oily liq; bitter taste; d420 1.032; mp -75°; bp760 305-310°. bp15 about 190°; nD20 1.4358. Insol in water. Very sol in alc, ether.
Melting point: mp -75°
Boiling point: bp760 305-310°; bp15 about 190°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.4358
Density: d420 1.032

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