POLYSORBATE 20

POLYOXYETHYLENE (20) SORBITAN MONOLAURATE

POLYSORBATE 20 is a mixture of Laurate partial esters of Sorbitol and Sorbitol anhydrides condensed with approximately 20 moles of Ethylene Oxide (C2H4O) for each mole of Sorbitol and its Mono- and dianhydrides. It is a lemon- to amber- coloured liquid having a faint, characteristic odour and a warm, somewhat bitter taste. It is soluble in water, in alcohol, in ethyl acetate, in methanol, and in dioxane, but is insoluble in mineral oil and in mineral spirits.

 

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