STEVE LOWRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE LOWRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Polarised light micrograph of stearin, C57H110O6, also known as tristearin or glycerol tristearate. Stearin is obtained from animal fats and from certain palms and is used as a hardening agent in the manufacture of soap and candles. Magnification: x68 at 10cm wide.
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