4-tert-Octylphenyl PEG ether
Glycols, polyethylene, mono((1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenyl) ether
PEG Octyl phenyl ether
Polyethylene glycol octyl phenyl ether
Polyoxyethylene octyl phenyl ether
Appearance: colorless liquid to paste to solid.
Odor: faint characteristic odor.
Solubility: dispersed in water to soluble in water.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity: rat oral LD50: 2800mg/Kg;
rat oral LD50: 3600mg/Kg;
rat oral LD50: 4190mg/Kg;
mouse intravenous LD50: 70mg/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: 3500mg/Kg.
Ecology: be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: hardly degradable.
Characteristics: excellent wetting, permeating, emulsifying, cleansing, dispersing, solubilizing abilities.
Notes: (1), can not be used 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.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
Actives*, %, ≥
pH (25℃, 1%)
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Use as wetting agent, permeating agent widely.
Use as cleansing agent, emulsifying agent widely. eg: personal care products, household cleaning, industrial cleaning, textile, leather, chemical fiber.
Use as emulsifying agent, dispersing agent.
Leveling agent in textile, dye.
Use as solubilizing agent.