[pal-mi-tin, pahl-, pah-mi-]
- a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C51H98O6, prepared from glycerol and palmitic acid: used in the manufacture of soap.
Origin of palmitin
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It contains about 60% of olein and 40% of palmitin and stearin.
Palmitin exists in scales, which have a peculiar pearly appearance, and are greasy to the touch.The Handbook of Soap Manufacture
W. H. Simmons
A constituent formerly supposed to exist in solid fats, but now regarded as a mixture of stearin and palmitin.
Prepared from palmitin (see next article), by saponification, as stearic acid is prepared from stearin.
The chief distinction between animal and vegetable fats is in the proportion of olein compared with stearin and palmitin.Encyclopedia of Diet
- the colourless glyceride of palmitic acid, occurring in many natural oils and fats. Formula: (C 15 H 31 COO) 3 C 3 H 5Also called: tripalmitin
C19: from French palmitine, probably from palmite pith of the palm tree; see palm ²