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Span 60 Chemical Properties
  • Melting point:54-57 °C(lit.)
  • Boiling point:464.84°C (rough estimate)
  • Density 1.00
  • vapor pressure <1.4 hPa (20 °C)
  • refractive index 1.4593 (estimate)
  • Flash point:>230 °F
  • storage temp. Store below +30°C.
  • solubility Practically insoluble, but dispersible in water, slightly soluble in alcohol.
  • form Solid
  • color Cream coloured flakes
  • OdorSlight
  • Water Solubility Soluble in ethanol (50 mg/ml), isopropanol, mineral oil and vegetable oil. Insoluble in water.
  • Merck 14,8724
  • BRN 6820761
  • Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance (HLB)4.7
  • Stability:Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
  • CAS DataBase Reference1338-41-6(CAS DataBase Reference)
  • EPA Substance Registry SystemSorbitan monostearate (1338-41-6)
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Span 60 Usage And Synthesis
  • Chemical PropertiesLiquid
  • Chemical PropertiesSorbitan monostearate has a bland odor and taste. It is a mixture of partial stearic and palmitic acid esters of sorbitol and its mono- and dianhydrides. For additional details of description, refer to Burdock (1997).
  • Usessorbitan stearate is an emulsifier for water-in-oil creams and lotions, and a solubilizer of essential oils in water. It results from the reaction of stearic acid with sorbitol and is, therefore, synthetically produced from naturally derived materials.
  • UsesSorbitan 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%.
  • UsesGlycomul(R) L is a sorbitan ester used for emulsification.
  • UsesGlycomul(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
  • UsesLonzest(R) SMS is used as a pigment dispersion additive for PP color concentrates and as an antistatic agent for PVC.
  • PreparationPrepared by reacting edible commercial stearic acid (usually containing associated fatty acids, chiefly palmitic) with sorbitol.
  • Safety ProfileVery mildly toxic by ingestion. Experimental reproductive effects. A skin irritant. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.
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