Monoglycerides are prepared from the reaction of glycerin with edible fats and oils and fatty acids in the presence of a catalyst.

The important feature is the percentage of monoglyceride, which can vary between 40 and 99%. Monoglyceride is a widely used emulsifier in the food industry.

The structure of monoglycerides contains one fatty acid molecule, while diglycerides contain two fatty acid chains.

The industrial production of this substance is from the glycerolysis reaction between triglyceride and glycerol. The raw materials for the production of these compounds are vegetable or animal fats and oils.


The appearancecream-colored powder or tablet
Molecular mass119 g/mol


  • Food additive
  • Surfactant
  • Additive in milk beverages
  • Antistaling agent


This chemical is available in 25 kg bags.

Chemical Formula

  • C4H7O4R

Other names

  • Acylglycerols
  • Monoacylglycerols
  • Distilled Monoglyceride
  • DMG

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