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Name Span 60
CAS 1338-41-6
EINECS(EC#) 215-664-9
Molecular Formula C24H46O6
MDL Number MFCD00005366
Molecular Weight 430.62
MOL File 1338-41-6.mol

Chemical Properties

Appearance Liquid
Melting point  54-57 °C(lit.)
Boiling point  464.84°C (rough estimate)
density  1.00
vapor pressure  <1.4 hPa (20 °C)
FEMA  3028
refractive index  1.4593 (estimate)
Fp  >230 °F
storage temp.  Store below +30°C.
solubility  Practically insoluble, but dispersible in water, slightly soluble in alcohol.
form  Solid
pka 13.63[at 20 ℃]
color  Cream coloured flakes
Odor Slight
Stability: Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Odor Type bland
Water Solubility  Soluble in ethanol (50 mg/ml), isopropanol, mineral oil and vegetable oil. Insoluble in water.
Usage Glycomul(R) S KFG is used as emulsifier for baked goods, icings & filings and whipped toppings. It is also used as a rehydration aid (production of active dry yeast) and as synthetic flavoring substances and adjuvants. Product Data Sheet
Merck  14,8724
BRN  6820761
Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance (HLB) 4.7
Exposure limits ACGIH: TWA 10 mg/m3; TWA 3 mg/m3
LogP 7.66
Sorbitan Monostearate (Span 60) is a lipophilic emulsifier that is a sorbitan fatty acid ester, being a sorbitol-derived analog of glycerol monostearate. It is a nonionic, oil-dispersible surface-active agent. It is used as a gloss enhancer in chocolate coatings; as a dispersant aid in coffee whiteners; to increase volume in cakes and icings; and often in combination with polysorbates. Typical usage level ranges from 0.30 to 0.70%.
CAS DataBase Reference 1338-41-6(CAS DataBase Reference)
EPA Substance Registry System 1338-41-6(EPA Substance)

Safety Data

Risk Statements 
R36/37/38:Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin .
Safety Statements 
S24/25:Avoid contact with skin and eyes .
WGK Germany  1
RTECS  WG2933500
HS Code  34021300
Safety Profile
Very mildly toxic by ingestion. Experimental reproductive effects. A skin irritant. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.
Hazardous Substances Data 1338-41-6(Hazardous Substances Data)
LD50 orally in Rabbit: 15900 mg/kg

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