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Alcohols, C12-14, ethoxylated, propoxylated

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Alcohols, C12-14, ethoxylated, propoxylated


PPG C12-14 Pareth;

Polyoxypropylene polyoxyethylene C12-14 fatty alcohol ether;


Non-ionic surfactant

> Polyether

>> Alcohol Polyether

>>> Alcohol Polyoxypropylene Polyoxyethylene Ether

>>>> Linear Alkanol Polyoxypropylene Polyoxyethylene Ether

Chemical Numbering System

CASRN: 68439-51-0


Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight

Molecular Formula: N/A

Molecular Weight: N/A


R: C12-14.


Appearance    (1), liquid to solid.

Solubility    insoluble in water to soluble in water. Solubility is related to EO/PO number.

Stability    stable.

Risk    Liquid (or solid) form: flammable material; irritation, irritation to skin, eye, respiratory system. Harmful products of combustion are CO, CO2 and so on. Contact with strong oxidants, can cause to burn.

GHS (Rev.10) label:  

Ecology    may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.

Biodegradability    biodegradable.

Characteristics    excellent emulsifying, dispersing, solubilizing, wetting, permeating, lubricating, cleansing abilities. Performance is related to EO/PO number.

Note    (1), The by-product 1,4-dioxane is a possible carcinogen. Generally, can be acceptable when concentration of 1,4-dioxane is less than 30ppm or less.

(2), Be careful with using in children's products.


Obtained that C12-14 alcohol reacts with ethylene oxide, propylene oxide.

Quality Standards & Test Methods

1, Physical and chemical indexes


Physical and chemical indexes


Actives, %, ≥


Test Methods

(1), Actives

GB/T 13173 Surface active agents - Detergents - Testing methods

2, Hazardous substances indexes


Hazardous substances indexes


Heavy metals (as Pb), mg/Kg, ≤


As, mg/Kg, ≤


Test Methods

(1), Heavy metals (as Pb)

Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 Edition)

GB/T 30799 The test method of food detergents - Determination of heavy metals

(2), As

Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 Edition)

GB/T 30797 The test method of food detergents - Determination of total arsenic

3, Further explanation

(a), On physical and chemical indexes: firstly, shall be indicated carbon atom distribution; secondly, shall be indicated average molecular weight.

(b), Used in cosmetics, should be test for harmful substances or furtherly test for microorganisms, according to local regulations and standards.

Major Uses

1, Typical applications

Use as emulsifying agent, dispersing agent.

Use as solubilizing agent.

Use as cleansing agent.

2, Textile

Leveling agent in textile, dye, leather, chemical fiber.

3, Personal care products

Emulsifying agent, emollient, conditioning agent, emulsion stabilizer in personal care products.

Product members





[Terminology] Dispersion system

[Terminology] Vesicle

Pandect of Ester surfactants (1): Definition

[Terminology] Van Der Waals force

[Terminology] Micellar aggregation number


Test methods of surfactants, catalog, Chinese national standards

Surfactants, catalog, Chinese national standards