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Span 80

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Span 80 Chemical Properties
  • Boiling point:463.43°C (rough estimate)
  • Density 0.986 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
  • vapor pressure <1.4 hPa (20 °C)
  • refractive index n20/D 1.48(lit.)
  • Flash point:>230 °F
  • storage temp. Store below +30°C.
  • solubility Practically insoluble but dispersible in water, soluble in fatty oils producing a hazy solution, miscible with alcohol.
  • form Viscous Liquid
  • color Yellow
  • Specific Gravity0.986
  • Water Solubility Soluble in ethanol at 50mg/mlMiscible with water, ethanol, isopropanol and ether. Insoluble in acetone.
  • Merck 13,8796
  • BRN 8172514
  • Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance (HLB)4.3
  • Stability:Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
  • CAS DataBase Reference1338-43-8(CAS DataBase Reference)
  • EPA Substance Registry SystemSorbitan monooleate (1338-43-8)
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Span 80 Usage And Synthesis
  • Chemical PropertiesBrownish-yellow, viscous liquid.
  • UsesSpan 80 is a low HLB surfactant suggested for use as a w/o emulsifier or as an o/w emulsifier for use in cosmetic formulations, oil field chemicals, plastics, household products, coatings and textiles.
  • UsesLonzest(R) SMO-EG is a liquid sorbitan ester. This liquid sorbitan ester functions as a low HLB nonionic emulsifier. This product is well suited for a broad number of applications including as in emulsifier in explosives.
  • Usesuse: As emulsifiers, stabilizers, and thickeners in foods, cosmetics, and medicinal products. In the textile industry as fiber lubricants and softeners. Pharmaceutic aid (surfactant).
  • Usessorbitan oleate is a mild emulsifier derived from sugar.
  • Safety ProfileA skin irritant. Human mutation data reported. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.
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