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POLYSORBATE 80 TWEEN 80)

An ester formed by the esterification of Sorbitan with the fatty acid Oleic Acid, followed by polymerisation with ethylene oxide to form a polyoxyethylene compound (Polysorbate), that is a non-ionic, water soluble, surface active, oil in water emulsifying agent.

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The compound is also soluble in alcohols, ether, chloroform and cottonseed oil, but is insoluble in petroleum, liquid paraffin and mineral oils.

A clear, yellow brown oily liquid with a faint, characteristic odour and a warm, slightly bitter taste. Relative Density about 1.08. Viscosity at 25°C, about 400 cP. A 5% solution in water has a pH of 6-8.


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