trihydric


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trihydric

(traɪˈhaɪdrɪk) or

trihydroxy

adj
(Chemistry) (of an alcohol or similar compound) containing three hydroxyl groups
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When such organic silicon derivatives as tetrahydroxyethyl[6] and tetra- (dihydroxypropyl) silane are used [7], di- and trihydric alcohols, respectively, are formed, permitted for medical use.
Glycerol, 1,2,3-propanetriol, is a trihydric alcohol which has a wide range of uses across various industries such as food and drinks, drugs, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, toothpaste, toiletries, plastics, tobacco, pulp and paper, paint, leather, textile, lubricants and automotive (10,11).
Glycerol, or its chemical name propa-1,2,3-triol is the simplest trihydric alcohol The glycerol molecule has two primary and a secondary hydroxyl groups.