- Glyceryl laurate
Glyceryl laurate Identifiers CAS number PubChem ChemSpider UNII ChEMBL Jmol-3D images Image 1 Properties Molecular formula C15H30O4 Molar mass 274.40 g/mol (what is: /?)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
It is most commonly used in deodorants.
In the human system, lauric acid is converted into monolaurin. Monolaurin is found in coconut oil and human breast milk. It may be useful in the prevention and treatment of bacterial infection or generally as a microbicide.
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