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Propyl gallate

Chemical Formula:


Gallic acid, propyl ester,
N-propyl gallate
Propyl 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate


Propyl gallate is an anti-oxidant. It protects against oxidation by hydrogen peroxide and oxygen free radicals, in a catalytic manner similar to superoxide dismutase.


Propyl gallate is used to protect oils and fats in products from oxidation.

It is used in foods, cosmetics, hair products, adhesives, and lubricants.

It is synergistic with ascorbyl palmitate.

propyl gallate: InChI=1/C10H12O5/c1-2-3-15-10(14)6-4-7(11)9(13)8(12)5-6/h4-5,11-13H,2-3H2,1H3

ascorbyl palmitate: InChI=1/C22H38O7/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-18(24)28-16-17(23)21-19(25)20(26)22(27)29-21/h17,21,23,26-27H,2-16H2,1H3

hydrogen peroxide: InChI=1/H2O2/c1-2/h1-2H

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