Definition of sorbitan in English:
noun[usually as modifier] Chemistry
Any of a group of compounds which are cyclic ethers derived from sorbitol or its derivatives.
- Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate was obtained from Aldrich Chemical Company (Milwaukee, WI).
- Therefore, it is inadvisable to add sorbitans to the solutions used in the investigation of the brain mechanisms.
- For mixed films containing sorbitan trioleate and polyoxyethylene sorbitan monoleate, condensation is observed for films of nearly equimolar composition.
Definition of sorbitan in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan