When was glycerin discovered?

Answer Glycerin, which originally went by the name Olsiis, was first discovered in 1779 by Karl Wilhelm Scheele, a Swedish chemist. Michel-Eugene Chevreul, a French chemist, physicist and philosopher, is ... Read More »

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When were the Fiji Islands discovered& who discovered them?

The original inhabitants of the islands of Fiji came from Melanesia some 3,500 years ago. Dutch explorer Abel Janzsoon Tasman sighted the northeast islands of Fiji in 1643. British Captain James Co... Read More »

Uses for Glycerin?

Glycerin is a thick liquid that has a variety of uses. It's used both in industry and personal homes, and pure glycerin can be purchased in bottled form, while various household items containing gl... Read More »

About Glycerin?

Glycerin is a chemical compound and by-product of soap making and biodiesel. It is a nontoxic chemical that dissolves in water and alcohol. Glycerin is an impure compound, and related to the pure... Read More »

Is glycerin vegan?

Glycerin, an oil often used as a humectant in soap, is vegan when it is derived from non-animal sources like petroleum or vegetables. Common sources include palm kernel, coconut, soybean and canola... Read More »