LAURYL ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES

PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

CAS NO. 9002-92-0

LAURYL ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATE 

EINECS NO. 226-097-1
FORMULA C12H25(OCH2CH2)nOH
MOL WT.  

H.S. CODE

 

TOXICITY

 

SYNONYMS alpha-Dodecyl-omega-hydroxy-polyoxyethylene;
PolyethyleneGlycols, monododecyl ether; Dodecanol ethoxylate; Dodecanol, polyethoxylated; Dodecyl poly(oxyethylene)ether; Ethoxylated lauryl alcohol; Lauromacrogol; Lauryl alcohol, ethoxylated; Lauryl poly(oxyethylene) ether; Lauryl polyethylene glycol ether; Oxyethylenated dodecyl alcohol; Poly(ethylene oxide) dodecyl ether; alpha-dodecyl- omega -hydroxy-Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl); Poly(oxyethylene) monolauryl ether; Polyethoxylated dodecanol; Polyethylene glycol dodecyl ether; Polyethylene glycol lauryl ether; Polyoxyethylene dodecanol; Polyoxyethylene lauric alcohol; Polyoxyethylene lauryl alcohol; Polyoxyethylene Lauryl Ether;
SMILES  

CLASSIFICATION

SURFACTANT

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES (10 mol)

PHYSICAL STATE

clear liquid or white semi-solid

MELTING POINT

 
BOILING POINT  
SPECIFIC GRAVITY  

SOLUBILITY IN WATER

Soluble
pH  

VISCOSITY (CPA)

 

VAPOR DENSITY  

REFRACTIVE INDEX

 

NFPA RATINGS Health: 0 Flammability: 1 Reactivity: 0
FLASH POINT

 

STABILITY Stable under ordinary conditions

GENERAL DESCRIPTION & APPLICATIONS

Nonionic surfactants are surface active agents which do not dissociate into ions in aqueous solutions, unlike anionic surfactants which have a negative charge and cationic surfactants which have a positive charge in aqueous solution. Nonionic surfactants are more widely used as detergents than ionic surfactants because anionic surfactants are insoluble in many hard water and cationic surfactants are considered to be poor cleaners. In addition to detergency, nonionic surfactants show excellent solvency, low foam properties and chemical stability. It is thought that nonionic surfactants are mild on the skin even at high loadings and long-term exposure. The hydrophilic group of nonionic surfactants is a polymerized alkene oxide (water soluble polyether with 10 to 100 units length typically). They are prepared by polymerization of ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, and butylene oxide in the same molecule. Depending on the ratio and order of oxide addition, together with the number of carbon atoms which vary the chemical and physical properties, nonionic surfactant is used as a wetting agent, a detergent, or an emulsifier. 

HLB (Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance) values for proper applications.

<10 : Lipid soluble (or water-insoluble)
>10 : Water Soluble
4-8 : Antifoaming
7-11 : Water-in-oil emulsion
12-16 : Oil-in-water emulsion
11-14 : Good Wetting
12-15 : Good detergency
16-20 : Stabilizing

Nonionic surfactants include alcohol ethoxylates, alkylphenol ethoxylates, phenol ethoxylates, amide ethoxylates, glyceride ethoxylates (soya bean oil and caster oil ethoxylates), fatty acid ethoxylates, and fatty amine ethoxylates. Another commercially significant nonionic surfactants are the alkyl glycosides in which the hydrophilic groups are sugars (polysaccharides).

Fatty alcohol ethoxylates, clear to yellowish liquid to waxy solids depending on alkyl chain length and the number of ethoxy groups, are non ionic surfactants which contain both hydrophobic tail portion (fatty alcohol part) and hydrophilic polar head groups (ethoxy chain part), and are thus tend to dissolve in both aqueous and oil phase and to reduce the surface tension of liquids. Ethylene oxide (also called epoxyethane and oxirane) is the simplest cyclic ether or epoxide, with the formula C2H4O; reactive material which is added to the base of alcohols (or amines) to form ethoxylated surfactants. The Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance (HLB) of EO surfactant is related to the hydrophilic portion of the molecule. More hydrophilic groups enable more solubility in water as more hydrogen bondings exist. They are non-ionic in solution which has no electrical charge, which means well-work in hard water at low temperatures as well as stability in acid and alkali solution and compatibility with other surfactants. Generally, surfactant's name are formed by adding the mole number of ethylene oxide. There is a wide HLB range depend their molar ratios between fatty alcohol and E.O. The very low (2, 2.5 or 3) mole ratio products are used to prepare SLES (sodium lauryl ether sulfate) which is used as a foaming and cleansing agent for shampoos and cleansers, suited for high viscosity products and low pH products. Slightly higher mole ratio products are used as wetting agent. The E.O surfactants of 7-12 moles ratio with alcohol are suitable for detergent application. Higher moles ratio products are emulsifiers. Their 3 representative functions are as wetting agent, detergency and emulsifier.

End applications include;

Detergents and Industrial Cleaners, Dispersants, Stabilizers, Sanitizers, Defoaming Agents. Agrochemical Emulsifiers, Metal Working, Textile Processing, Paper De-inking, Drilling Products Intermediate Anionic Surfactants Synthesis, Dust Control, Adhesive, Plastic Industry, Lube Oil, Cosmetic and Pharmaceuticals.

Fatty alcohol ethoxylates

Products

Carbon length

CAS #

Alkyl Alcohol ethoxylate

 

74432-13-6
Alkyl Alcohol (C6-C12) ethoxylates

6 - 12

68439-45-2
Alkyl Alcohol (C8-C22) ethoxylates

8 - 22

69013-19-0
Alkyl Alcohol (C8-C10)ethoxylates

8 - 10

71060-57-6
Alkyl Alcohol (C8-C18) ethoxylates

8 - 18

157707-43-2
Alkyl Alcohol (C8-C16) ethoxylates

8 - 16

71243-46-4
Coco alcohol ethoxylates

8 - 18

61791-13-7
Alkyl Alcohol (C9-C11) ethoxylates

9 - 11

68439-46-3
Branched Alkyl  Alcohols (C9-C11) ethoxylates

9 - 11

78330-20-8
Alkyl Alcohol (C9-C16) ethoxylates

9 - 16

97043-91-9
Alkyl  Alcohol (C10-C14) ethoxylates

10 - 14

66455-15-0
Alkyl  Alcohol  (C10-C16) ethoxylates

10 - 16

68002-97-1
Isodecyl ethoxylates

10

61827-42-7
Decyl alcohol ethoxylates

10

26183-52-8
Alkyl  Alcohol  (C10-C12) ethoxylates

10 - 12

67254-71-1
Branched Alkyl  Alcohol (C11-C13) ethoxylates

11 - 13

68439-54-3
Branched Alkyl  Alcohol (C11-C14) ethoxylates

11 - 14

78330-21-9
Undecyl alcohol ethoxylates

11

127036-24-2
Linear Undecyl alcohol ethoxylates

11

34398-01-1
Secondary Alcohol (C11-C15) ethoxylates

11 - 15

68131-40-8
Alkyl  Alcohol (C12-C13) ethoxylates

12 - 13

66455-14-9
Alkyl Alcohol (C12-C20) ethoxylates

12 - 20

68526-94-3
Secondary Alcohol (C12-C14) ethoxylates

12 - 14

84133-50-6
Alkyl  Alcohol (C12-C14) ethoxylates

12 - 14

68439-50-9
Alkyl Alcohol (C12-C18) ethoxylates

12 - 18

68213-23-0
Alkyl Alcohol (C12-C16) ethoxylates

12 - 16

68551-12-2
Dodecyl alcohol ethoxylates

12

9002-92-0
Linear Alkyl  Alcohol (C12-C15) ethoxylates

12 - 15

68131-39-5
Alkyl Alcohol (C12-C15) ethoxylates

12 - 15

106232-83-1
Tridecyl alcohol ethoxylates

13

24938-91-8
Alkyl Alcohol (C13-C15) ethoxylates

13 - 15

64425-86-1
Isotridecanol ethoxylates

13

69011-36-5
Isotridecyl alcohol ethoxylates

13

9043-30-5
Alkyl Alcohol (C14-C15) ethoxylates

14 - 15

120944-68-5
Tetradecyl ethoxylates

14

27306-79-2
Alkyl Alcohol (C16-C22) ethoxylates

16 - 22

69227-20-9
Alkyl Alcohol (C16-C18) ethoxylates

16 - 18

68439-49-6
Unsaturated Alkyl Alcohol (C16-C18) ethoxylates

16 - 18

68920-66-1
Tallow alcohol ethoxylates

16 - 18

61791-28-4
Hexadecyl alcohol ethoxylates

16

9004-95-9
unsaturated alkyl Alcohol (C16-C18) ethoxylates

16 - 18

68155-01-1
Stearyl alcohol ethoxylates

18

9005-00-9
Oleyl alcohol ethoxylates

18

9004-98-2

SALES SPECIFICATION

EO 2 MOL

AVG MOL WT.

282

APPEARANCE

Clear oily liquid

COLOR, APHA

10 max

SPECIFIC GRAVITY

0.900 ± 0.005

AVG HYDROXYL VALUE

197 (mg KOH/g)

pH

6 - 7 (3%)

POUR POINT

6 C

FREE PEG

0.5% max

WATER

0.1% max

AVG VISCOSITY

21 cP (at 25 C)

APPRX HLB

6.2

EO 3 MOL

AVG MOL WT.

326

APPEARANCE

Clear oily liquid

COLOR, APHA

10 max

SPECIFIC GRAVITY

0.925 ± 0.005

AVG HYDROXYL VALUE

172 (mg KOH/g)

pH

6 - 7 (3%)

POUR POINT

3 C

FREE PEG

0.5% max

WATER

0.1% max

AVG VISCOSITY

26 cP (at 25 C)

APPRX HLB

8.0

EO 5 MOL

AVG MOL WT.

414

APPEARANCE

Clear oily liquid

COLOR, APHA

10 max

SPECIFIC GRAVITY

0.960 ± 0.005

AVG HYDROXYL VALUE

135 (mg KOH/g)

pH

6 - 7 (3%)

POUR POINT

9 C

FREE PEG

0.5% max

WATER

0.1% max

AVG VISCOSITY

37 cP (at 25 C)

APPRX HLB

10.5

EO 7 MOL

AVG MOL WT.

502

APPEARANCE

Clear oily liquid

COLOR, APHA

10 max

SPECIFIC GRAVITY

0.985 ± 0.005

AVG HYDROXYL VALUE

112 (mg KOH/g)

pH

6 - 7 (3%)

CLOUD POINT

60 C (1% aq. sol.)

POUR POINT

19 C

FREE PEG

1.0% max

WATER

0.1% max

AVG VISCOSITY

50 cP (at 25 C)

APPRX HLB

12.5

EO 9 MOL

AVG MOL WT.

590

APPEARANCE

white paste

COLOR, APHA

10 max

SPECIFIC GRAVITY

1.005 ± 0.005

AVG HYDROXYL VALUE

95 (mg KOH/g)

pH

6.5 - 7.5 (3%)

CLOUD POINT

85 C (1% aq. sol.)

POUR POINT

23 C

FREE PEG

1.0% max

WATER

0.1% max

AVG VISCOSITY

65 cP (at 25 C)

APPRX HLB

13.5

EO 15 MOL

AVG MOL WT.

854

APPEARANCE

white paste

COLOR, APHA

20 max

AVG HYDROXYL VALUE

65 (mg KOH/g)

POUR POINT

32 C

WATER

15 - 17 %

pH

6.5 - 7.5 (3%)

APPRX HLB

15.5

TRANSPORTATION
PACKING 200 liter drum
HAZARD CLASS Not regulated
UN NO.  
REMARKS

Nonionic surfactant mixture prepared by reacting linear fatty acids with ethylene oxide conforms to biodegradability over 90% by OECD test.

CAS RN OF ETHOXYLATED LAURYLALCOHOL

1334-72-1; 1341-05-5; 3056-00-6; 8027-11-0; 9014-89-5; 9015-55-8; 9079-21-4; 11106-34-6; 12627-30-4; 12789-47-8; 13081-34-0; 31783-12-7; 31798-98-8; 37231-23-5; 39316-41-1; 39316-02-4; 39363-77-4; 50815-85-5; 50815-86-6; 51426-13-2; 53026-66-7; 53241-34-2; 54351-54-1; 54398-17-3; 55599-84-3; 55892-94-9; 56093-86-8; 56590-57-9; 56939-70-9; 57244-90-3; 61373-94-2; 62229-27-0; 64772-19-6; 69344-85-0; 71636-71-0; 71932-08-6; 86727-31-3; 87296-34-2; 101008-55-3; 101840-74-8; 102329-60-2; 102342-03-0; 105841-68-7; 106254-09-5; 106254-08-4; 106856-65-9; 122779-58-2; 124401-71-4; 137736-73-3; 138100-08-0; 141875-75-4; 142339-20-6; 147398-17-2; 148093-10-1; 176235-62-4; 176596-95-5; 183117-57-9; 186762-97-0; 189388-50-9; 191546-41-5; 201746-17-0; 221642-91-7;

 

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