Why is Glycerin used for preparing a temporary mount / temporary slide?
Glycerin is isotonic to the cell sap.
Due to this, cells used for mount won’t shrink or swell and may be seen in their natural form. Also, glycerin makes the mounted material moist and prevents it from drying out.
Difference between Glycerol and Glycerin
Glycerols are the triol compound used for many purposes in pure or mixed form , but glycerin is the commercial name of glycerol, which is not pure ,which contain mostly 95% of glycerol , it can’t be used when pure glycerol is required .
Glycerin and glycerol are both names for a similar molecule.
Is glycerin a carbohydrate, lipid or protein?
According to the FDA, synthetic glycerin is produced by the hydrogenolysis of carbohydrates and must be included in the grams of total carbohydrate listed in the Nutrition Facts panel.
If the label has a statement regarding sugars, the FDA requires the glycerin content per serving to be declared as sugar alcohol.