Origin of stearin
Examples from the Web for stearin
Olein is a liquid at ordinary temperature, while stearin is solid.Encyclopedia of Diet
It contains about 60% of olein and 40% of palmitin and stearin.
This is obtained from stearin (see below), by saponification.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
The melting point of stearin appears to undergo changes and suggests the existence of distinct modifications.The Handbook of Soap Manufacture
W. H. Simmons
Stearin is a white crystalline substance, sparingly soluble in alcohol and ether, but insoluble in water.The Stock-Feeder's Manual
Charles Alexander Cameron
- Also called: tristearin a colourless crystalline ester of glycerol and stearic acid, present in fats and used in soap and candles; glycerol tristearate; glycerol trioctadecanoate. Formula: (C 17 H 35 COO) 3 C 3 H 5
- another name for stearic acid, esp a commercial grade containing other fatty acids
- fat in its solid form
Word Origin and History for stearin
white crystalline compound found in animal and vegetable fats, 1817, from French stéarine, coined by French chemist Marie-Eugène Chevreul (1786-1889) from Greek stear (genitive steatos) "tallow, fat" (see stone (n.)). Stearic acid (1831) is a partial translation of French acide stéarique.
- A colorless, odorless, tasteless ester of glycerol and stearic acid found in most animal and vegetable fats and used in the manufacture of soaps, candles, metal polishes, and adhesives.Chemical formula: C57H110O6.
- The solid form of fat.