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Span 20

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Span 20 Basic information
Span 20 Chemical Properties
  • Boiling point:401.18°C (rough estimate)
  • Density 1.032 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
  • vapor pressure <1.3 hPa (20 °C)
  • refractive index n20/D 1.474(lit.)
  • Flash point:>230 °F
  • storage temp. Store below +30°C.
  • solubility Practically insoluble, but dispersible in water, miscible with alcohol.
  • form Liquid
  • color Clear amber colour
  • Specific Gravity1.032
  • Water Solubility Soluble in 2-ethoxyethanol, ethanol and methanol. Not miscible or difficult to mix in water.
  • Merck 14,8724
  • Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance (HLB)8.6
  • CAS DataBase Reference1338-39-2(CAS DataBase Reference)
  • EPA Substance Registry SystemSorbitan monolaurate (1338-39-2)
Safety Information
  • Safety Statements 24/25
  • WGK Germany 1
  • RTECS WG2920000
  • 10-23
  • TSCA Yes
  • HS Code 34021300
  • ToxicityLD50 orally in Rabbit: 33600 mg/kg
MSDS
Span 20 Usage And Synthesis
  • Chemical PropertiesBrownish-yellow, viscous liquid.
  • UsesLonzest(R) SML is used as a lubricant and as an emulsifier.
  • Usessorbitan laurate is an emulsifier in cosmetic creams and lotions as well as a stabilizer of essential oils in water.
  • brand nameSpan 20 (ICI Americas).
  • Safety ProfileSlightly toxic by ingestion. Questionable carcinogen with experimental neoplastigenic data. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.
Span 20 Preparation Products And Raw materials
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