Triacetin is a clear, colorless acetate ester used for plasticising synthetic rubber and cellulose derivatives.
Triacetin is readily soluble in aromatic hydrocarbons and most organic solvents. It is insoluble in aliphatic hydrocarbons, mineral oils, and vegetable and animal oils. It has low solubility in water and the following properties:
- Excellent suitability for the solidification of acetyl cellulose fibers
- Very good dissolving power for a number of organic substances
- Good plasticizing effect for various plastics and cellulose-based paints
- Good compatibility with natural and synthetic rubber
- Good light resistance