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Parchem Supplies Emulsifiers and Surfactants such as Polysorbate 80

Mar 04, 2013

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Polysorbate 80 Molecular StructureParchem – fine & specialty chemicals is a leading supplier of surfactants and emulsifier chemicals such as Polysorbate 80.  Polysorbate 80 [CAS# 9005-65-6] is a light yellow oily liquid that is used as a nonionic surfactant and emulsifier in numerous applications.  Polysorbate 80 (also known as Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monooleate) is a molecularly complex surfactant that contains 20 polyoxyethylene (POE) groups spread across various ligands of the molecular structure.  These POE groups make up the hydrophilic (favoring water) portion of the molecule and the long mono-unsaturated carbon chain is the lipophilic (favoring oil) portion.  The combination of these two properties contributes to Polysorbate 80’s effectiveness as an emulsifier.

Polysorbate 80 is used in food and beverage products as an emulsifying agent which binds components together that normally do not mix well.  Polysorbate 80 is found in a number of dairy products such as ice cream, whipped cream, and various other desserts.  It is one of many additives found in food products that contribute to the consistency and texture of the final product.

Polysorbate 80 is also used in cosmetics and personal care products that are both oil- and water-based.  Polysorbate 80 can be found in shampoo, conditioner, make-up, and various skin lotions.  It is also used in certain pharmaceuticals and vaccines for its emulsifying properties. 

Parchem – fine & specialty chemicals is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with a proven history of high quality service and customer satisfaction.  Parchem specializes in sourcing difficult-to-find materials and providing them to our customers accurately, on time, and on budget.  We are the leading supplier of surfactants and emulsifier chemicals such as Polysorbate 80 to the food, pharmaceuticalpersonal care, and specialty chemical markets. 

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