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Any of a class of emulsifiers used in food preparation and in some pharmaceuticals.

[poly- + sorbate, salt or ester of sorbitol (sorb(itol) + -ate).]


(Chemistry) chem an acidic ester of sorbitan
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Then the researchers injected a commercial food-grade surfactant, polysorbate 20, into the aqueous phase to induce competitive displacement.
I'm delighted to see food companies get rid of the likes of polysorbate 80, disodium inosinate, and polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR), which are just chemical props for packaged foods that are typically high in salt or sugar.
To see whether these additives play a role in inflammatory conditions, researchers fed mice an emulsifier, either polysorbate 80 or carboxymethylcellulose, for 12 weeks.
The team fed mice two very commonly used emulsifiers, polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulsose, at doses seeking to model the broad consumption of the numerous emulsifiers that are incorporated into almost all processed foods.
Baker[R] Polysorbate 20 and 80 are designed to improve solubilization and stability in a variety of biopharmaceutical and small-molecule drug formulations.
Fluad is a trivalent, inactivated influenza vaccine that contains MF59 adjuvant, an oil-in-water emulsion containing squalene, polysorbate 80, and sorbitan trioleate.
Hydrogenated shortening goes in instead of butter, and polysorbate 60 replaces creamy fat in the Twinkie's filling.
Other problematic ingredients in many conventional mouthwashes include sodium lauryl sulfate, polysorbate, cetylpyridinium chloride and benzalkonium chloride, all which have been shown to be toxic to organisms in the aquatic environments where these chemicals end up after we spit them out.
05% vitamin A and 1% polysorbate 80 (an emulsifier).
Flu shots typically contain avian contaminant viruses, formaldehyde, resin, thimersal (mercury), Triton X100 (detergent), polysorbate 80 (allergen), sucrose and gelatin, in addition to gentmycin, which is an anti-biotic.
Another hypothesis is that the cosolvent polysorbate 80, used to solubilise amiodarone, has hepatotoxic effects (11).