Appearance: Light yellow liquid
Application: Solvent and diffuser
Tween 80 is a nonionic emulsifier synthesized artificially and widely used in cosmetics, foods and pharmaceutical preparations. Its industrial manufacturing method is: base-catalyzed addition reaction of ethylene oxide with sorbitol fatty acid partial esters and sorbitan fatty acid partial esters, wherein the addition of 20 mol of ethylene oxide per 1 mol of sorbitol or the corresponding sorbitan anhydride. . This type of emulsifier was first developed by ICI, USA, and Tween is a trade name given by ICI for this type of emulsifier, and it is given a different brand name according to the different fatty acid types used in the synthesis to form a complete brand name. , such as Tween 60, Tween 80, etc. Tween has become a common commodity name for polysorbates in the industry due to its wide range of applications and ease of memory. Properties: Commercial polysorbates are polysorbate 20, polysorbate 40, polysorbate 60, polysorbate 65, and polysorbate 80. It is called Tween 20, Tween 40, Tween 60, Tween 65, and Tween 80. Tween is light beige to light yellow paste or viscous oily liquid at room temperature. It has a characteristic grease smell and is slightly bitter. Tween has good thermal stability.