IRO Surfactant ยป Sorbitan Monolaurate, Span-20

Sorbitan Monolaurate, Span-20

CAS No.:

1338-39-2

Molecular Formula:

C18H34O6

Molecular Weight:

346.46

Structure Formula:

Span-20

Properties:

Sorbitan Monolaurate (Span-20) is amber to brown oily liquid. non-toxic and odorless. Sorbitan Monolaurate is slightly soluble in isopropanol, tetracarp, xylene, cotton seed oil, and mineral oil, slightly soluble in liquid paraffin and insoluble in water. Span-20 HLB is 8.6.

Specifications:

ItemIndex
AppearanceAmber to brown oily liquid
Acid value8mgKOH/g Max.
Saponification value158-170mgKOH/g
Hydroxyl value330-358mgKOH/g
Water1.5% Max.

Use:

Span-20 is mainly used in medicine, cosmetics, textiles, etc. As water/oil type emulsifier, wetting agent, and lubricant.

Packing and Storage:

200kg iron drum/plastic drum.

Handle with care. Span-20 should be stored in a cool, dry, and draughty place. Shelf life is 2 years. Then, Span-20 can still be used if qualified after re-check.

Synonyms:

Sorbitan laurate; Emulsifier S-20.