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Sorbitan monolaurate 20 (SPAN 20)

  • All vegetable
  • Biodegradable

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Sorbitan monolaurate 20, SPAN 20


SP20 V (VEGETABLE) 



CAS 1338-39-2



Our sorbitan monolaurate (SP20 V) or SPAN 20 is a vegetable based product made according to GMP and NF standards. 

It is a multi-functional non-ionic lipophilic surfactant often blended with Polysorbates such as TW 20, TW60 or TW80 ionic hydrophilic surfactants to achieved optimal HLB values.

In general, Sorbitans or Spans are lipophilic non-ionic surfactants that are used as emulsifying agents in the preparation of vaccines, creams and ointments for pharmaceutical and cosmetics and in food products.

Span20 V
is amber to brown oily liquid and is non-toxic and odorless. It is slightly soluble in isopropanol, tetracarp, xylene, cotton seed oil and mineral oil, slightly soluble in liquid paraffin, and insoluble in water, HLB=8.6.

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product specifications for SP20 KHV  Certificates of analysis are available on request.

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