It is commonly added to certain types of food like butter for increased humectant flavour solvency.
Glyceryl triacetate acts as an antifungal agent for external medicine to treat minor fungal infections on the skin.
Glyceryl triacetate is often used as an additive to perfumes and cosmetics.
It can also be applied to cigarette filters as a plasticizer or as a gelatinizing agent in explosives.
Glyceryl Triacetate is a clear and oily liquid that is slightly soluble in water, but more so in alcohol. It is a simple fat and has a bitter taste with a fruity odor. It is most commonly used as a food additive to increase flavour and humectant function.