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Alkyl PolyGlycosides (APG)

Chemical Description: Fatty alcohol glycoside, C-chain distribution of fatty alcohol.


Alkyl polyglycoside (APG) is called new generation environmentally friendly surfactants. It is a nonionic surfactant. Because it is made from natural raw materials, APG is very mild and readily biodegradable. Alkyl polyglycoside (APG) has excellent mildness, foaming performance, and the ability to reduce irritation. Alkyl polyglycoside (APG) also exhibits excellent caustic stability and solubility in highly concentrated salt, alkali, and surfactant solution.

Alkyl polyglycoside (APG) is a new type of nonionic surfactant, which is obtained by the loss of a molecule of water from the hemiacetal hydroxyl group of glucose and the hydroxyl group of fatty alcohol under the catalysis of acid.

Sugar-based surfactants are not a new class of compounds. As early as 1893, Fisher reported the preparation of methyl glycosides. However, it was not until more than 40 years later that long-chain alkyl polyglycoside was recognized to have surface activity.

The alkyl polyglycoside has good compatibility. It can be compounded with various ionic and nonionic surfactants to produce a synergistic effects and has good foaming properties. Rich and fine foam, good solubility, strong alkali, and electrolyte resistance. Alkyl polyglycoside is non-toxic, non-irritating, and biodegradable. The alkyl polyglycoside has a good thickening capacity and good compatibility with the skin. It can significantly improve the mildness of the formula. So it is mostly used in the cosmetics industry.


Produced by following GB/T19464-2004 standard, and also can produce according to customer demand.

ItemAPG 0814APG 1214APG 0810
CAS No.141464-42-8110615-47-968515-73-1
AppearanceLight yellow turbid liquidLight yellow turbid liquid/pasteLight yellow liquid
OdourWeak characteristicWeak characteristicWeak characteristic
Saponification valueDispersibleDispersibleDispersible
Content of active matte50.0% Min.50.0% Min.50.0% Min.
pH Value11.5-12.511.5-12.511.5-12.5
Viscosity (20℃)1000mPa.s Min.3000mPa.s Min. 100mPa.s Min.
Free fatty alcohol1.0% Max. 1.0% Max. 1.0% Max.
Sulfate ash4.0% Max. 4.0% Max. 4.0% Max.
Flash point100℃ Min. 100℃ Min. 100℃ Min.
DP Value1.2-1.41.2-1.41.2-1.4

For C chain distribution, please contact us for details.


Alkyl polyglycoside (APG) can be used in the cosmetic, biochemical, food processing industries, plastic and petroleum industry, textile, printing and dyeing, papermaking and pharmaceutical, and others.

Packing and Storage:

In 200kg new blue plastic drums.


Alkyl Polyglycoside, APG