Solubility: soluble in hot water.
Stability: stable. at strong acids, hydrolysis.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity: rabbit intravenous LDLo: 5mg/Kg;
guinea pig LDLo: 20mg/Kg.
Carcinogenicity: No data available for humans; no sufficient evidence for animals. Overall evaluation: Group 3.
Ecology: May be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Characteristics: excellent film-forming, dispersing, emulsifying, thickening abilities. Under potassium, or calcium ion, form gel.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
*: Average molecular weight should be marked.
Emulsion stabilizer, thickening agent, water retaining agent, film-forming agent in personal care products.
Use as thickening agent.
Use as dispersing agent, emulsifying agent.
Use as slow-release agent.
Use as lubricant.