Genapol X 100 is a nonionic, ethoxylated alcohol with excellent emulsifying and degreasing properties making it suitable for immersion and ultrasonic cleaning applications.
Good compatibility with aqueous acids and bases makes it stable in a range of formulation types.
Isotridecyl alcohol polyglycol ether with 10 mol EO
Product properties *) Concentration [%] approx. 100%
Cloud point [°C] (5g in 25g 25% BDG solution): 81.5 – 84.5
pH value (5% as is in ethanol/water 1:1): approx. 6 - 8
Further Genapol X grades:
Genapol X 020 Genapol X 030 Genapol X 050 Genapol X 060 Genapol X 065 Genapol X 070 Genapol X 080 Genapol X 089 Genapol X 090 Genapol X 108 Genapol X 150 Genapol X 158
Genapol X 100
Nonionic surfactant for the detergent industry
The Genapol X-grades are insensitive to water hardness constituents and largely resistant to the usual chemicals in normal application concentrations.
Like all polyglycol ether derivatives, the Genapol X grades have limited stability to oxidizing agents which evolve chlorine so that their use is restricted to application in dilute solutions.
The preparation of highly concentrated mixtures of oxidizing or reducing agents and polyglycol ether derivatives is not possible.
As nonionic surfactants the Genapol X grades can be used together with other products regardless of their ionicity.
The solubility of Genapol X grades in water, like that of most nonionic surfactants, depends on their degree of ethoxilation.
The cloud point of the Genapol X grades, like that of all polyglycol ether derivatives, is a reliable indicator of their degree of ethoxilation.
The surface-active properties of the Genapol X grades, like their solubility, largely depend on the degree of ethoxilation.
The wetting effect increases with the degree of ethoxilation to attain an optimum in readily water-soluble Genapol X 080.
The wetting capacity of Genapol X 080 is particularly marked in the low-temperature range.
The ability to lower the surface tension of water is also related to the degree of ethoxilation.
The most effective grades are Genapol X-060 and Genapol X-080.
The effect on the surface tension of water decreases as the degree of ethoxilation increases.
The Genapol X grades are noted for their excellent cleaning properties.
Whereas Genapol X-060 has a very strong degreasing action and is preferred when greasebound contaminati- on is to be removed, Genapol X 080 is mainly used to remove pigmented contamination.
The foaming capacity of Genapol X grades varies from moderate to slight according to the degree of ethoxilati- on. Genapol X 020 has the least tendency to foam. The foaming capacity slightly increases with increasing ethylene glycol content but does not equal that of anionic surface-active compounds.
Owing to their excellent surface-active properties the Genapol X grades have numerous uses.
Having excel- lent wetting action, especially in the low-temperature range, and marked degreasing and emulsifying properties, they are suitable raw materials and mixture components for the manufacture of universal cleaners in every form.
Major fields of application are:
Cleaners for the technical sector, textile industry, metal industry, paper industry.
Genapol X 100 can be stored at least to 2 years in original sealed containers at room temperature under the recommended conditions.
Protect from exposure to cold during transport and storage.
The properties of Genapol X 100 are reversibly altered by exposure to cold.
If Genapol X 100 becomes turbid, thickens or freezes through exposure to cold, thaw slowly at room temperature and afterwards stir briefly.
Genapol X 100 is a nonionic surfactant for the chemical industry.
This white waxy product is used e.g. in detergents, industrial & institutional cleaning formulations, in emulsion polymerization and as an emulsifier for polyolefin waxes or silicon oils.