What is polysorbate 85? Polysorbate 85 is also known as polyoxyethylene 20 sorbitan trioleate, consists of sorbitol, ethylene oxide, and oleic acid. It has a molecular formula of C100H188O28. At room temperature, it is in the form of a pale-yellow to orange oily liquid. It is an O/W emulsifier with an HLB value of 11.0. It is soluble in ethanol, ethyl acetate, and acetone; it is also soluble in most mineral and vegetable oil. And it can disperse in water. In crude oil production, polysorbate 85 acts as an emulsifier, paraffin inhibitor.
CAS NO.: 9005-70-3
MOLECULAR FORMULA: C100H188O28