Also called: tristearina 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 for stearin
C19: from French stéarine, from Greek stear fat, tallow + -in
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.