The triglyceride 1,2,3-triacetoxypropane is more generally known as triacetin, glycerin triacetate or 1,2,3-triacetylglycerol. Triacetin is a triglyceride obtained by acetylation of the three hydroxy groups of glycerol. It is a colorless, viscous and odorless liquid with a high boiling point and a low melting point. It has a mild, sweet taste in concentrations lower than 500 ppm, but may appear bitter at higher concentrations.

Flavor and Fragrance
As solvent and plasticizer

As humectant and plasticizer

As solvent, humectant and plasticizer

Fuel Additive
As antiknock agent and viscosity improver