GLYCEROL

General Information


Synonyms: GLYCERIN
Chemical Names: 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL; GLYCEROL; TRIHYDROXYPROPANE
CAS number: 56-81-5
JECFA number: 909
INS: 422
FEMA number: 2525
Functional Class:
  • Flavouring Agent
    • FLAVOURING_AGENT
  • Food Additives
    • CARRIER_SOLVENT
  • Food Additives
    • EMULSIFIER
  • Food Additives
    • HUMECTANT
  • Food Additives
    • THICKENER

Evaluations


Evaluation year: 2002
ADI: NOT SPECIFIED (1976)
Comments: Evaluation not finalized, pending definition of "flavouring agent"
Meeting: 20
Specs Code: N
Report: TRS 913-JECFA 59/112
Tox Monograph: FAS 48-JECFA 57/333 (2001)
Specification: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 12/FNP 52 Add. 12/67 (METALS LIMITS) (2004); FAO JECFA Monographs 1 vol.2/109
Previous Years: 2001, TRS 909-JECFA 57/98, COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 9/FNP 52 Add.9/148. EVALUATION AS A FLAVOURING AGENT NOT FINALIZED AT THE FIFTY-SEVENTH MEETING (2001); FURTHER INFORMATION REQUIRED TO DETERMINE WHETHER THIS SUBSTANCE IS IN CURRENT USE AS A FLAVOURING AGEN