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- noun organic chemistry The common name for
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- noun a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils
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The preservation of biological material in glycerine, which has had extensive application including agricultural use in the preservation of sperm, has resulted from his more recent work.
This clear, syrupy liquid, also known as glycerine, is a favorite in pharmaceuticals and personal care products for its smooth texture and moisturizing properties.
Thawing may also cause exudation of the nitro-glycerine, which is much more sensitive to shock, and if accidentally struck with an iron tool, may explode.
It should, if the glycerine is a good one, have separated from the mixed acids in ten minutes, and the line of demarcation between the nitro-glycerine and the acid should be clear and sharp, neither should there be any white flocculent matter suspended in the liquid.
It was first thought that gun-cotton colloid, without any nitro-glycerine, that is, gun-cotton dissolved and dried, would burn more slowly, keep better, and give better ballistics than it would if combined with nitro-glycerine.
What is called glycerine soap, and much of what is sold as peculiarly desirable, is utterly unsuitable for an infant's skin.
Papers on Health John Kirk
On being boiled with potash or soda, the latter take the place of the glycerine, which is set free, and a _soap_ is produced.
The Stock-Feeder's Manual the chemistry of food in relation to the breeding and feeding of live stock Charles Alexander Cameron 1875
The third lot was well soaked in a few drops of glycerine, which is well known to dissolve pepsin.
Insectivorous Plants Charles Darwin 1845
Be sure you get pure liquid glycerine, which is safe to eat, not something pre-formulated for cosmetic use!
The filtrate is then evaporated, when the volatile organic acids are driven off; the concentrated liquor is finally mixed with crude glycerine which is ready for distillation, or it may be distilled separately.
The Handbook of Soap Manufacture H. A. Appleton