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CAS no.: 1338-43-8
Mol. formula: C24H44O6
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is a partial oleate ester of sorbitol and its mono- and dianhydrides.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is a nonionic emulsifier and surfactant and used in cosmetics and foods.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is a food additive with the E number E495.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) was suitable as surfactant in the preparation of Poly(divinylbenzene) emulsion-derived (PolyHIPE) solid foam.
Anionic nanoparticles based on E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) as low-cost, simple and efficient non-viral gene-transfection systems.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is approved by FDA to be used as an emulsifier in polymer dispersions that are used in the clarification of cane or beet sugar juice or liquor in an amount not to exceed 7.5 percent by weight in the final polymer dispersion.
The additive is used in an amount not to exceed 0.70 part per million in sugar juice and 1.4 parts per million in sugar liquor.
Formula Weight: 428.61
Form: Viscous liquid
Flash Point: 113°(235°F)
Storage & Sensitivity: Ambient temperatures.
Solubility: Soluble in ethanol at 50mg/mlMiscible with water, ethanol, isopropanol and ether.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is a food additive with the E number E494.
Brownish-yellow, viscous liquid.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is a low HLB surfactant suggested for use as a w/o emulsifier or as an o/w emulsifier for use in cosmetic formulations, oil field chemicals, plastics, household products, coatings and textiles.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is a liquid sorbitan ester.
This liquid sorbitan ester functions as a low HLB nonionic emulsifier.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is well suited for a broad number of applications including as in emulsifier in explosives.
As emulsifiers, stabilizers, and thickeners in foods, cosmetics, and medicinal products.
In the textile industry as fiber lubricants and softeners.
Pharmaceutic aid (surfactant).
sorbitan oleate is a mild emulsifier derived from sugar.
used as emulsifier, thickener, dispersant and rust inhibitor.
In the emulsion explosives, textile oil as emulsifier
Paint industry as dispersant
Petroleum products as rust inhibitor and solvent
Titanium dioxide as a stabilizer in the production.
And widely used in medicine, food and cosmetics industry.
A non-ionic surface active agent; Used as emulsifier, stabilizer, and thickener (foods, cosmetics, and medicines), lubricant and softener in textiles, and surfactant for pharmaceuticals.
Used as emulsifier for water-in-oil emulsions.
Used for synthesis in chemical industry, refining and processing metals, and in paints, lacquers, and varnishes industry.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is a monoester of oleic acid and hexitol anhydrides derived from sorbitol.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is an amber-coloured oily viscous liquid.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is used as an emulsifier in cosmetic and pharmaceutical ointments and creams.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is also used as a stabilizer in food products.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is also used as a co-emulsifier for lotions and other emulsions.
Sorbitan Oleate is particularly suited to formulations that contain vegetable oils.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is a nonionic surfactant.
Amber viscous oil, insoluble in water.
Soluble in general hot oil and organic solvents; With good emulsifying and dispersing power.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is a water-in-oil surfactant.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is Sorbitan and oleic acid to form a mixture of esters, sorbitol dehydration, in alkaline catalyst, and oleic acid esterification prepared; or from sorbitol and oleic acid in 180 to 280*0 under the direct esterification of the system.
• Agricultural chemicals (non-pesticidal)
• Finishing agents
• Lubricants and lubricant additives
• Processing aids, not otherwise listed
• Processing aids, specific to petroleum production
• Solids separation agents
• Solvents (for cleaning and degreasing)
• Solvents (which become part of product formulation or mixture)
• Surface active agents
• metal-working fluid emulsifier
• Air care products
• Automotive care products
• Chemical Intermediate and distribution and resales
• Cleaning and furnishing care products
• Explosive materials
• Fabric, textile, and leather products not covered elsewhere
• Fuels and related products
• Ink, toner, and colorant products
• Lubricants and greases
• Non-TSCA use
• Personal care products
• Pet Care/Veterinary
• Water treatment products
Household & Commercial/Institutional Products
• Auto Products
• Commercial / Institutional
• Home Maintenance
• Inside the Home
• Personal Care
• Pet Care
General Manufacturing Information
Industry Processing Sectors
• All other Organic blending
• All other chemical product and preparation manufacturing
• Custom compounding of purchased resin
• Explosives manufacturing
• Fabricated metal product manufacturing
• Food, beverage, and tobacco product manufacturing
• Mining (except oil and gas) and support activities
• Oil and gas drilling, extraction, and support activities
• Paint and coating manufacturing
• Paper manufacturing
• Pesticide, fertilizer, and other agricultural chemical manufacturing
• Petroleum lubricating oil and grease manufacturing
• Plastic material and resin manufacturing
• Plastics product manufacturing
• Printing and related support activities
• Soap, cleaning compound, and toilet preparation manufacturing
• Textiles, apparel, and leather manufacturing
• Water treatment
Insoluble in acetone.
An emulsifier E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is used as a lipophillic non-ionic surfactant, emulsifier, stabilizer for oil based lotions, ointments, in textiles as antistat, lubricant for fabric softener, sweetening agent, food additive, toothpaste, tobacco, toiletries and in cosmetics.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) serves as a dispersant in oil field chemicals and as a corrosion Inhibitor.
Further, it plays as an important role as excipient and intravenous osmotic diuretic in pharmaceutical fields.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is a viscous yellow liquid which is used as an emulsifier for water/oil emulsions. E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is a nonionic surfactant with good wetting properties.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is soluble in ethanol, toluene, mineral oil and vegetable oils. E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is insoluble in water, acetone and glycols.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is used in lubricants and greases, cleaning and care products,
Properties of sorbitan monooleate
CAS No: 1338-43-8
Appearance: Viscous liquid
Molecular Formula: C24H44O6
Molecular Weight: 428.60
Acid value: 8 max
Saponification value: 145-160
Iodine value: 65-75
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is a low HLB surfactant suggested for use as a w/o emulsifier or as an o/w emulsifier for use in cosmetic formulations, oil field chemicals, plastics, household products, coatings and textiles. The liquid sorbitan ester explosive grade functions as a low HLB nonionic emulsifier. E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is well suited for a broad number of applications including emulsifier in explosives.
- Dry yeast: Acts as the carrier of active yeast. Promotes dry yeast shape and maintains the bio-activity after hydration.
- Margarine: Maintains fine and stable water-oil dispersion, Improves plasticity, Prevents splashing during frying.
- Shortening: Adjusts oil crystal, Improves stability and whipping strength
- Whipping cream: shortens whipping time, Improves foam volume and structure, Creates a nice and stiff foams.
- Coffee-mate: Gives a more uniform fat globule size distribution resulting in improved whitening effect and dissolves in water well.
- Cake emulsifier: Enlarges cake volume, Improves cake texture and paste stability, Prolongs shelf life.
- Cake: Enlarges cake volume, Improves cake texture, Prolongs shelf life.
- Ice cream: Promotes emulsifying if dairy fat, Prevents thick ice crystal, Improves mouth feel and shape retention. Increases bulging rate
- Confectionary and chocolate: Improves oils and fat dispersion, Decreases syrup viscosity and adjusts crystallization of confectionaries.
Used as W/O emulsion explosive, preparation agent of textile, lubricant and softening agent of textile and leather.
A non-ionic surface active agent.
Used as emulsifier, stabilizer, and thickener (foods, cosmetics, and medicines), lubricant and softener in textiles, and surfactant for pharmaceuticals
Used as emulsifier for water-in-oil emulsions
Used for synthesis in chemical industry, refining and processing metals, and in paints, lacquers, and varnishes industry
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is an emulsifier, thickener, and stabilizer found in food products, household items, and oral pharmaceuticals.
Sorbitan oleate, also known as span 80 or arlacel, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty acid esters.
These are carboxylic ester derivatives of a fatty acid. Sorbitan oleate is considered to be a practically insoluble (in water) and relatively neutral molecule.
Sorbitan oleate has been primarily detected in urine.
Within the cell, sorbitan oleate is primarily located in the membrane (predicted from logP) and cytoplasm.
Sorbitan oleate has a fatty, oily, and waxy taste.
Sorbitan oleate is a potentially toxic compound.
As emulsifier, solubilizer, stabilizer, softener, anti-static agent etc. suitable for medicine, cosmetics, textiles, paints etc.
Used as W/O emulsion explosive, preparation agent of textile, emulgator of artesian well weighted mud and producing of food and cosmetic.
The E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is an organic compound with the formula C24H44O6.
The IUPAC name of this chemical is [2-(3,4-dihydroxyoxolan-2-yl)-2-hydroxyethyl] octadec-9-enoate.
With the CAS registry number 1338-43-8, it is also named as sorbitan oleate.
The product's categories are Ester Type (Surfactants);
Surfactants. Besides, it should be stored in a closed cool and dry place.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is used as emulsifier, stabilizer, thickener, wetting agent in medicine, textiles and cosmetics, and also used as dispersant, oil emulsifier in the paint industry.
Physical properties about E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) are:
(2)# of Rule of 5 Violations: 1;
(3)ACD/LogD (pH 5.5): 7.14;
(4)ACD/LogD (pH 7.4): 7.14;
(5)#H bond acceptors: 6;
(6)#H bond donors: 3;
(7)#Freely Rotating Bonds: 22;
(8)Polar Surface Area: 96.22 Å2;
(9)Index of Refraction: 1.506;
(10)Molar Refractivity: 119.22 cm3;
(11)Molar Volume: 401 cm3;
(13)Surface Tension: 44.9 dyne/cm;
(14)Density: 1.068 g/cm3;
(15)Flash Point: 186.2 °C;
(16)Enthalpy of Vaporization: 99.52 kJ/mol;
(17)Boiling Point: 579.3 °C at 760 mmHg;
(18)Vapour Pressure: 7.87E-16 mmHg at 25°C.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is light yellow viscose oily liquid.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is insoluble in water and soluble in organic solvents.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is water/oil type emulsifier, which can be mixed with emulsifier S60 and emulsifier T60. HLB: 4.3.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is used as emulsifier, solubilizer, stabilizer, softener, anti-static agent etc. suitable for medicine, cosmetics, textiles, paints etc.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate), as a lipophilic non-ionic surfactant, is widely used in cosmetics, food, and pharmaceuticals.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is used primarily as emulsifiers in the preparation of creams, emulsions, and ointments for topical application.
When used alone, E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) produces stable water-in-oil emulsions and microemulsions.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is combined with polysorbate in different proportions to prepare various water-in-oil or oil-in-water emulsions or creams.
In addition, E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) can also be used as a solubilizer, stabilizer, softener, antistatic agent, and so on.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is also suitable for medicine, textiles, paint, and other products and industries.
Used as W/O emulsion explosive, preparation agent of textile, emulgator of artesian well weighted mud and producing of food and cosmetic, dispersant in beaded paint, stabilizer of itanium dioxide, insecticide, wetting agent and emulgator in pesticide, cosolvent of oil production, antirust of slushing oil, lubricant and softening agent of textile and leather.
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) is esterified from sorbitol, oleic acid and it has features of :
- Hardly soluble in water, soluble in hot oil and organic solvent
- O/W type emulsifier
- Fine wetting property and poor water solubility
- Fine environmental compatibility
As emulsifier, solubilizer, stabilizer, softening agent, antistatic agent; suitable for application in medical, cosmetic, textile and oil paint industry
[2-(3,4-dihydroxyoxolan-2-yl)- 2-hydroxyethyl] (E)-octadec-9-enoat
[2-[(2R,3S,4R)-3,4-dihydroxyoxolan-2-yl]-2-hydroxyethyl] (Z)-octadec -9-enoate
Sorbitan mono oleate
Sorbitan, mono-9-octadecenoate, (Z)-
Arlacel 80 Sorbitan Monooleate
Oleic acid coMpound with (2R,3R,4S)-2-((R)-1,2-dihydroxyethyl)tetrahydrofuran-3,4-diol (1:1)
SPAN(R) 80, NONIONIC SURFACTANT
Oleic acid compound with (2R,3R,4S)
SPAN NO 80
SPAN 80 span 80
Sorbitan Oleate（E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate))
SPAN(R) 80, FOR GC
SPAN (R) 80 HLB-VALUE 4.3
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate) (=Sorbitan Monooleate)
Sorbitan monooleate, Span(R) 80
Sorbitan Monooleate explosive grade
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate)
Sorbitan oleate [INN]
Oleate de sorbitan
Kosteran O 1
Oleato de sorbitano
Sorbester P 17
Montane 80 VGA
Rheodol AO 10
Emasol O 10
Emasol O 10F
Kemmat S 80
Nikkol SO 10
Sorbon S 80
Rheodol SP-O 10
Rikemal O 250
Sorbitan, mono-9-octadecenoate, (Z)-
E494 (Sorbitan Monooleate)
S 271 (surfactant)
Nissan Nonion OP 80R
Mannide monooleate, liquid
Span(R) 80, for GC
Sorbitan monooleic acid ester
Sorbitani oleas [INN-Latin]
Mannide monooleate, from plant
Sorbitan esters sorbitan oleate
Sorbitan monooleate [USAN:NF]
Oleate de sorbitan [INN-French]
Span(R) 80, nonionic surfactant
Oleato de sorbitano [INN-Spanish]
Sorbitan monooleate, SAJ first grade
Sorbitan esters, mono(Z)-9-octadecenoate
D-Glucitol, 1,4-anhydro-, 6-(9-octadecenoate)
Span(R) 80, viscosity 1000-2000 mPa.s (20 C)
UNII-MDL271E3GR component NWGKJDSIEKMTRX-AAZCQSIUSA-N
Sorbitan monooleate. (Compound usually contains also associated fatty acids.)