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Sorbitan Monolaurate

Sorbitan monolaurate, also known as sorbitan laurate/SML, is synthesized by the esterification of sorbitan with lauric acid. It has a molecular formula of C18H34O6. At room temperature, it is a yellow to amber viscous liquid or soft paste. It has an HLB value of 8.6, it is a W/O emulsifier. It acts as an emulsifier in pharmaceutical and cosmetics formulations, and it not only acts as an emulsifier but also as a wetting agent in the textile industry.


molecular formula of sorbitan monolaurate

  • CAS NO.: 1338-39-2

  • E NO.: E493

  • MOLECULAR FORMULA: C18H34O6

  • MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 346.45

Sorbitan Monolaurate MSDS

Technical Information of Sorbitan Monolaurate

According to GB25551-2010, other parameters are available upon request.


Parameters

Unit

Standard value

Fatty acid

w/%

56~68

Sorbitol

w/%

36~49

Acid value

mgKOH/g

≤7.0

Saponification value

mg KOH/g

155~170

Hydroxyl value

mg KOH/g

330~360

Moisture

w/%

≤1.5

Residue on ignition

w/%

≤0.5

Arsenic

mg/kg

≤3

Pb

mg/kg

≤2



Advantages of Sorbitan Monolaurate

  • Good emulsifying, stabilizing, lubricating and dispersing properties

  • Lipophilic property

  • Suitable for use in isopropanol, mineral oil, liquid paraffin base formulation

  • Can be used in food, pharmaceutical, feed and industry 

Instructions on Use and Storage

Storage

Store in cool, dry place in tightly sealed packages, away from heat and light

Transportation

Transport as non-dangerous goods

Shelf Life

1 year.

Package and Shipment
Packaging

25kg/drum, 200kg/drum and 900kg/drum (special packaging is available upon request)

Shipment

7-14 days after receiving payment

Port

Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Qingdao etc.

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