Glycerol is not an oil. Glycerol is also known as glycerol. Its chemical formula is C3H8O3. It is colorless, odorless, sweet in taste, and has a clear and viscous liquid appearance. Hydrogen and sulfur dioxide. Insoluble in benzene, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, carbon disulfide, petroleum ether and oils, it is the skeleton component of triglyceride molecules.
Glycerin was first discovered by Scheel in 1779. In 1823, it was recognized that the oil component contained Chevreul, which means sweet in Greek, so it was named Glycerine. During the First World War, because it was the raw material for making gunpowder, the production increased greatly.