Propyl gallate is produced from propanol and gallic acid.
Chemical structure and properties.
Propyl gallate's chemical name is propyl 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate and is also known as gallic acid, propyl ester and N-Propyl gallate. It is an ester formed by the condensation of gallic acid and propanol.
The molecular structure is C10H12O5 with a molecular mass of 212.20 g/mol. Propyl gallate is a white crystalline powder with a melting point of 150oC.
Functionality in food
Propyl gallate is used as an antioxidant in foods containing oils and fats.
Click here to find suppliers of propyl gallate.
To read more about propyl gallate: wikipedia