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Chapter 1

Glycerol: Properties and Production

Glycerol (1,2,3-propanetriol, Figure 1.1) is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid with a sweet taste, derived from both natural and petrochemical feedstocks. The name glycerol originates from the Greek word for “sweet”, glykys, and the terms glycerin, glycerine, and glycerol tend to be used interch...

Publication details

https://doi.org/10.1039/9781849731089-00001
Print publication date
20 May 2010
Copyright year
2010
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-046-4
PDF eISBN
978-1-84973-108-9
From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series