Glycerol
English: Glycerol

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Glycerol (or glycerin, glycerine) is a simple organic molecule. It is a colorless, odorless, thick liquid that is widely used during the last step of preparing prescription drugs. Glycerol has three hydrophilic (water-loving) hydroxyl (oxygen-hydrogen) groups that are responsible for its solubility in water and its hygroscopic nature (which means it attracts water from the air). The glycerol backbone is central to all lipids known as triglycerides. It is used is in making nitroglycerin.


Other Languages
العربية: غليسرول
অসমীয়া: গ্লিচাৰল
azərbaycanca: Qliserin
تۆرکجه: قلیسیرین
বাংলা: গ্লিসারল
беларуская: Гліцэрына
български: Глицерин
bosanski: Glicerol
català: Glicerol
čeština: Glycerol
dansk: Glycerin
Deutsch: Glycerin
Ελληνικά: Γλυκερίνη
English: Glycerol
español: Glicerol
Esperanto: Glicerino
euskara: Glizerina
فارسی: گلیسیرین
français: Glycérol
Gaeilge: Gliocról
galego: Glicerol
한국어: 글리세롤
հայերեն: Գլիցերին
हिन्दी: ग्लीसरीन
hrvatski: Glicerol
Bahasa Indonesia: Gliserol
íslenska: Glýseról
italiano: Glicerolo
עברית: גליצרול
қазақша: Глицерин
Кыргызча: Глицерин
latviešu: Glicerīns
Lëtzebuergesch: Glycerol
lietuvių: Glicerolis
magyar: Glicerin
македонски: Глицерол
മലയാളം: ഗ്ലിസറിൻ
Bahasa Melayu: Gliserol
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဂလစ်ဆရင်း
Nederlands: Glycerol
नेपाली: ग्लिसेरोल
日本語: グリセリン
Nordfriisk: Glycerin
norsk: Glyserol
norsk nynorsk: Glyserol
occitan: Gliceròl
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Glitserin
polski: Gliceryna
português: Glicerol
română: Glicerol
русский: Глицерин
Scots: Glycerol
slovenčina: Glycerol
slovenščina: Glicerol
српски / srpski: Glicerol
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Glicerol
Sunda: Gliserol
suomi: Glyseroli
svenska: Propantriol
Türkçe: Gliserin
українська: Гліцерин
Tiếng Việt: Glyxerol
文言: 甘油
吴语: 甘油
粵語: 甘油
中文: 甘油