Glycerol

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[[Image:Glycerol chemical formula.svg|thumb|right|Chemical structure of '''glycerol''', also known as glycerine and propane-1,2,3-triol]]
[[Image:Glycerol chemical formula.svg|thumb|right|Chemical structure of '''glycerol''', also known as glycerine and propane-1,2,3-triol]]
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'''Glycerol''' is an alcohol often used in the lab to avoid freezing and increase the density of liquids. Its standardised IUPAC name is propane-1,2,3-triol. It is also often referred to glycerine or glycerin.
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'''Glycerol''' is an alcohol often used in the lab to avoid freezing and increase the density of liquids. Its standardised IUPAC name is propane-1,2,3-triol. It is also often referred to as glycerine or glycerin.
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== See also ==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycerine Glycerol at the Wikipedia]
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* [http://www.bio.net/bionet/mm/methods/1996-August/048145.html Discussion on the use of glycerol to preserve proteins at bio.net]
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* [http://www.dow.com/glycerine/resources/freezept.htm Freezing point of glycerol/water solution]
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=== Recipes ===
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* [[Silver: 50% Glycerol|50% glycerol solution recipe from the Silver lab]]
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* [[Griffitts:Stock_solutions#80.25_Glycerol_.2875_mL.29|80% glycerol solution recipe from the Griffitts lab]]\

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Chemical structure of glycerol, also known as glycerine and propane-1,2,3-triol
Chemical structure of glycerol, also known as glycerine and propane-1,2,3-triol

Glycerol is an alcohol often used in the lab to avoid freezing and increase the density of liquids. Its standardised IUPAC name is propane-1,2,3-triol. It is also often referred to as glycerine or glycerin.

See also

Recipes

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