Nonoxynol Carboxylic Acid
Time: 2012-10-04 16:30:03

Nonoxynol Carboxylic Acid
Polyethylene glycol nonyl phenyl ether carboxylic acid
Polyoxyethylene nonyl phenyl ether carboxylic acid
Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), alpha-(carboxymethyl)-omega-(nonylphenoxy)-
Anionic surfactants-Carboxylate
28212-44-4; 53610-02-9
Structural Formula
Appearance: pale yellow to yellow transparent liquid to solid.
Solubility: slightly soluble to soluble in water.
Stability: stable. stable to acid, alkali, hard water.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent cleansing, solubilizing, dispersing, emulsifying, foaming, wetting, permeating abilities. resistance to high concentrations of alkali. resistance to oxidants. resistance to hard water. resistance to high temperature. mild surfactant, can reduce irritation of other surfactants. Under acidic conditions, does not affect cleansing, foaming effect. good compatibility. can be used with cationic surfactants.
Notes: can not be used in children cleaning products.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
88 type
solid, %, ≥
NaCl*, %, ≤
sodium chloroacetate*, ppm, ≤
pH (25℃, 1%)
*: apply to products with chloroacetic acid method.
Major Uses
Cleansing agent, emulsifying agent in personal care products. eg: shampoo, hand sanitizer.
Cleansing agent in household cleaning products. eg: soap.
Cleansing agent in industrial cleaning.
Cleansing agent, degreasing agent, permeating agent, refining agent in textile, leather.
Cleansing agent, emulsifying agent in water-based metalworking fluids.
Emulsifying agent, viscosity depressant in oil field.
Used in preparation of carboxylic acid salts.
Use as solubilizing agent.
Product members
Nonoxynol-5 Carboxylic Acid
Nonoxynol-8 Carboxylic Acid
Nonoxynol-10 Carboxylic Acid
Update: 20131111(1);