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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, sorbitan monolaurate is a yellow to amber viscous liquid or soft paste. As a kind of sorbitan ester, sorbitan monolaurate 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
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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

  • Sorbitan monolaurate is suitable for use in isopropanol, mineral oil, liquid paraffin based formulation

  • Sorbitan monolaurate span 20 can be used in the food, pharmaceutical, feed, and textile industries.


Sorbitan Laurate In Cosmetics

Synthesized by the esterification of sorbitan with lauric acid, the sorbitan monolaurate is widely used as W/O emulsifier, stabilizer, lubricants, plasticizers, and desiccant in the medical and cosmetic industry. With the right use, sorbitan monolaurate can work perfectly as both cleansing agents and emulsifiers. However, it should be noted that the overuse of sorbitan monolaurate (amounts above 5%) may lead to unpleasant skin irritations.

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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