semisynthetic compound derived from simple sugars and fatty acids. Produced
by the reaction of sorbitol and stearic acid, sorbitan monostearate
is the only sorbitan ester approved for food use.
include emulsifier for the preparation of water /oil emulsions, emulsifier
for insecticides, anti-foaming agent, used in conjunction with polysorbates
in oil toppings, cake mixes, etc.
Found in Lancome nail strengthening cream, McDonalds (magarine applied