sorbitan

Sorbitol or sorbose and related compounds in ester combination with fatty acids, and with short oligo (ethylene oxide) side chains and an oleate terminus, to form detergents such as polysorbate 80. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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Sorbitan

Sorbitan is a mixture of isomeric organic compounds derived from the dehydration of sorbitol. The mixture can vary, but usually consists of 1,4-anhydrosorbitol, 1,5-anhydrosorbitol and 1,4,3,6-dianhydrosorbitol. Sorbitan is primarily used in the production of surfactants such as polysorbates. Sorbitan is an intermediate in the conversion of sorbit...
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sorbitan

Type: Term Pronunciation: sōr′bi-tan Definitions: 1. Sorbitol or sorbose and related compounds in ester combination with fatty acids and with short oligo (ethylene oxide) side chains and an oleate terminus to form detergents such as polysorbate 80.
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