Polysorbate 20 Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Polysorbate 20 Properties

Polysorbate 20

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Polysorbate 20 is a nonionic surfactant and emulsifier derived from polyoxyethylene derivative of sorbitan monolaurate which comes from fruit and berries.It is used as a wetting agent in flavored mouth drops such as Ice Drops, helping to provide the spreading feeling of the other ingredients like SD alcohol and mint flavor,used as a detergent and emulsifier in a number of domestic, scientific, and pharmacological applications.Polysorbate 20 is used as an excipient in pharmaceutical applications to stabilize emulsions and suspensions.It is also used by philatelists to remove stamps from envelopes and to remove residues from stamps, without harming the stamp itself.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Yellow To Yellow-Green Viscous Liquid
Boiling Point > 100 °C
CAS Number 9005-64-5
Density 1.1 g/ml
EINECS Number 500-018-3
HS Code 34021300
IUPAC Name Polyoxyethylene(20)sorbitan monolaurate
Molar Mass 1227.54 g/mol
Molecular Formula C58H114O26
NFPA 704 H-1,F-0,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number TR7400000
Synonyms AHCO 7596T;Alkamuls PSML 20;Alkamuls PSML 80/72;Alkamuls T 20;Armotan PML 20;Atlas G 4280;Atlas G7596J;Atlas G 7596P;Atmer 110;Canarcel TW 20;Crillet 1;Crillet 1HP;D-941;Disponil SML 120;Disponil SML 20;E 432;Emasol 1112;Emasol L 120V;Alkest TW 20;Tween 20
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