Glyceryl Monostearate

Glyceryl monostearate (GMS) is an organic molecule used as an emulsifier in food. A glycerol ester of stearic acid, it is a colorless, odorless, sweet-tasting flaky powder. Glyceryl monostearate occurs naturally in the body as a by-product of the breakdown of fats, and is often found in fatty foods.

Substance Identification

Synonyms Distilled Monoglyceride | Mono-Diglyceride | Glyceryl Stearate | GMS
CAS 123-94-4
EINECS 204-664-4
FEMA 2527
HS.CODE 291539
Molecular Formula C21H42O4
Moleclar Weight 358.56

Application & Uses

  • used as emulsifier , lubricant agent, antifogging agent and antistatic agent in food and daily chemical industry
  • used as antifogging agent in producing agricultural plastic films
  • used as antistatic agent in producing packaging films
  • used as emulsifier for cream cosmetics
  • used as lubricant agent in producing PVC transparent particles

Sales Specification

Contents of Glyceryl monostearate 40 min %
Iodine Value 2.0 max
Freezing Point 64 min °C
Free Glycerin 0.2 max %
Arsenic 0.0001 max %
Acid Value N/A mgKOH/g
Contents of Glyceryl monostearate 90 min %
Iodine Value 4.0 max
Freezing Point 60 to 70 °C
Free Glycerin 1.0 max %
Arsenic N/A %
Acid Value 2.5 max mgKOH/g


  • Paper-plastic Compound bag, 25kg net each, PE bags inside available

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GHS Hazard Statements

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  • shelf life: 1 year
  • stored in dry and cool places


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