Polysorbate 20, also known as Tween 20 or Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate, is a versatile emulsifier that can be used in various industries including cosmetics, food and pharmaceuticals. It helps to blend oil and water, resulting in a smooth and stable product. With its gentle and non-irritating properties, it is a popular choice for sensitive skin products.
CAS Number: 9005-64-5
Chemical Formula: C₅₈H₁₁₄O₃₀
Average Molar Mass: Approximately 1227 g/mol
Density: Approximately 1.09 g/cm³
Appearance: Clear, yellowish liquid
Odor: Mild characteristic odor
Applications and Uses:
Commonly used as an emulsifier and solubilizing agent in various industries.
Applied in the pharmaceutical industry for the formulation of oral, topical, and injectable medications.
Utilized in the cosmetic industry for skincare and hair care products.
Plays a role in the food industry as an emulsifying and dispersing agent.
Used in the production of certain medical devices and vaccines.
Employed in the textile industry for emulsification processes.
Functions as a solubilizer in the flavor and fragrance industry.
Storage and Handling Guidelines:
Store in a cool, dry place.
Keep containers tightly closed to prevent contamination.
Protect from heat and direct sunlight.
Avoid contact with incompatible materials.
Generally regarded as safe for intended use.
Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
Avoid inhalation of vapors.
In case of contact, rinse thoroughly with water.
Follow established safety protocols and guidelines.
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