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glyc·er·ol

 (glĭs′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
n.
A syrupy, sweet, colorless or yellowish liquid triol, C3H8O3, obtained from fats and oils as a byproduct of saponification and used as a solvent, antifreeze, plasticizer, and sweetener and in the manufacture of dynamite, cosmetics, liquid soaps, inks, and lubricants.

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glycerol

(ˈɡlɪsəˌrɒl)
n
(Chemistry) a colourless or pale yellow odourless sweet-tasting syrupy liquid; 1,2,3-propanetriol: a by-product of soap manufacture, used as a solvent, antifreeze, plasticizer, and sweetener (E422). Formula: C3H8O3. Also called (not in technical usage): glycerine or glycerin
[C19: from glycer(ine) + -ol1]
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glyc•er•ol

(ˈglɪs əˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl)

n.
a colorless liquid, C3H8O3, used as a sweetener and preservative, and in suppositories and skin emollients.
[1880–85; glycer (in) + -ol1]
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glyc·er·ol

(glĭs′ə-rôl′)
A sweet, syrupy liquid obtained from animal fats and oils or by the fermentation of glucose. It is used as a solvent, sweetener, and antifreeze and in making explosives and soaps. Also called glycerin.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glycerol - a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oilsglycerol - a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
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Translations

glycerol

[ˈglɪsərɒl] Nglicerol m
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glycerol

nGlyzerin nt
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glycerol, glycerin

n glicerol m, glicerina
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Gas chromatography is the workhorse for biofuel analyses such as those for iodine number, fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) content, linolenic acid methyl ester (LAME) content, polyunsaturated methyl esters content, methanol content, and monoglycerine, diglycerine, triglycerine, free glycerine and total glycerine contents.
Property Units Result Flash point [degrees]C 138 Total glycerine % mass 0.17 Free glycerine % mass 0.006 Acid number mgKOH/g oil 0.38 Kinematic viscosity, [mm.sup.2] [s.sup.-1] 3.14 40[degrees]C Density g [mL.sup.-1] 0.85 Sulfur content % mass 0.01 Methanol content % volume 0.18 Oxidation stability, min 2.8 110[degrees]C Pour point [degrees]C 0.91 Gross calorific value MJ [kg.sup.-1] 44.4 Property ASTM or European standard Flash point 130 min Total glycerine 0.24 max Free glycerine 0.02 max Acid number 0.50 max Kinematic viscosity, 1.9-6.0 40[degrees]C Density 0.86-0.90 Sulfur content 0.05 max Methanol content 0.2 max Oxidation stability, 3.0 min 110[degrees]C Pour point * Gross calorific value 35 min * Not specified.