n.1.(Chem.) A palmitate derived from three molecules of palmitic acid.
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n-hexane and methanol were purchased from LAB-SCAN Analytical sciences (Dublin, Ireland), sodium and potassium hydroxides, sodium thiosulphate and anhydrous magnesium sulphate were procured from Merck (Darmstadt, Germany) while glyceryl tripalmitate, glyceryl tristearate, glyceryl trioleate and glyceryl trilaurate (all E 99%) were purchased from Fluka (Steinheim, Germany).