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Sorbitan Monostearate, Span-60

CAS No.:

1338-41-6

Molecular Formula:

C24H46O6

Molecular Weight:

430.62

Structure Formula:

Properties:

Sorbitan monostearate (Span-60) is brownish yellow wax or beige flakes. It is soluble in hot ethanol, benzene, and hot oil; slightly soluble in ether and petroleum ether. Span-60 is water/oil type emulsifier. Span-60 HLB value is 4.7.

Specifications:

ItemIndex
AppearanceBrownish yellow wax or beige flake
Acid value7mgKOH/g Max.
Saponification value135-155 mgKOH/g
Hydroxyl value230-270 mgKOH/g
Water1.5% Max.
Melting point52±3℃

Use:

Sorbitan monostearate (Span-60) is mainly used as an anti-static agent, emulsifier, and stabilizer in medicine, cosmetics, food, pesticide, coatings, plastic, and textiles industries.

Packing and Storage:

In 25kg woven bags.

Handle with care. Span-60 should be stored in a cool, dry, and draughty place. Shelf life is 2 years. Then, Span-60 can still be used if qualified after re-check.

Synonyms:

Emulsifier-S60; Sorbitan stearate; Arlacel 60 (hlb value is 4.7).