Polyethylene glycols monohexadecyl ether
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Polyethylene glycols monohexadecyl ether
Alias
Ceteth
Ethylene glycol monocetyl ether
PEG Cetyl ether
Polyoxyethylene cetyl ether
Polyethylene glycol cetyl ether
Hexadecylpoly(ethyleneoxy) ethanol
Polyethylene oxide cetyl ether
Polyethylene oxide hexadecyl ether
1-Hexadecanol, monoether with polyethylene glycol
Cetomacrogol
Category
Non-ionic surfactants-Polyether
CAS No.
9004-95-9
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: white flake or granular.
Odor: faint characteristic odor.
Solubility: slightly soluble to soluble in water.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, low irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: rat oral LD50: 2500mg/Kg; mouse oral LD50: 2602mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent cleansing, foam stabilizing, foaming, wetting, permeating, emulsifying, solubilizing, dispersing abilities.
Notes: (1), be careful with using in children cleaning products. (2), byproduct 1,4-dioxane: carcinogen to animal, possible carcinogen (Group 2B) to human; if content is minimal, usually does not cause to harm.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
Actives*, %, ≥
98
 
pH (25℃, 1%)
5.0-7.0
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Use as cleansing agent widely. eg: personal care products, household cleaning, industrial cleaning, textile, leather, chemical fiber.
Emulsifying agent in petroleum, petroleum derivatives.
Leveling agent in textile, dye.
Use as solubilizing agent. eg: perfume.
Use as emulsifying agent, dispersing agent.
Use as foaming agent, foam stabilizing agent.
Product members
Ceteth-1 (cas: 2136-71-2)
Ceteth-2 (cas: 5274-61-3)
Ceteth-3 (cas: 4484-59-7)
Ceteth-5 (cas: 4478-97-1)
Ceteth-7
Ceteth-9
Ceteth-10 (cas: 14529-40-9)
Ceteth-15
Ceteth-20
Ceteth-25
Ceteth-30
Ceteth-4 (cas: 5274-63-5)
Ceteth-6 (cas: 5168-91-2)
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/: 9004-95-9
Update: 20130725(1)

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