Acrylates/ceteth-20 itaconate copolymer
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Acrylates/ceteth-20 itaconate copolymer


Ceteth-20 itaconate, polymer with one or more monomers of acrylic acid, methacrylic acid or one of their simple esters;


Polymer Surfactant

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Chemical Numbering System



Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight

Molecular Formula: N/A

Molecular Weight: N/A




Appearance    (1), solid; or liquid.

Solubility    insoluble in water to soluble in water.

Stability    stable.

Risk    Solid form: flammable material; irritation, irritation to skin, eye, respiratory system. Harmful products of combustion are CO, CO2 and so on. Contact with strong oxidants, can cause to burn.

GHS (Rev.9) label:  

Ecology    may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.

Biodegradability    biodegradable.

Characteristics    excellent film-forming, dispersing, emulsifying, adsorbing abilities.



Quality Standards & Test Methods

1, Physical and chemical indexes


Physical and chemical indexes

Liquid / Solid

Actives, %, ≥

30.0 / 95.0

Test Methods

(1), Actives

GB/T 13173 Surface active agents -- Detergents -- Testing methods

2, Hazardous substances indexes


Hazardous substances indexes

Liquid / Solid

Heavy metals (as Pb), mg/Kg, ≤


As, mg/Kg, ≤


Test Methods

(1), Heavy metals (as Pb)

Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 Edition)

GB/T 30799 The test method of food detergents -- Determination of heavy metals

(2), As

Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 Edition)

GB/T 30797 The test method of food detergents -- Determination of total arsenic

3, Further explanation

(a), On physical and chemical indexes: firstly, shall be indicated carbon atom distribution; secondly, shall be indicated average molecular weight.

(b), Used in cosmetics, should be test for harmful substances or furtherly test for microorganisms, according to local regulations and standards.

Major Uses

1, Typical applications

Use as film-forming agent.

Use as non-metallic material.

Use as dispersing agent, emulsifying agent.

Use as thickening agent.

Use as flocculant.

2, Personal care products

Viscosity controlling agent in personal care products.

3, Water treatment

Scale inhibitor, dispersant in water treatment.



Update: 20140908(1); 20201018(2);