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Span 60

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Span 60 Basic information

Product Name:
Span 60
CAS:
1338-41-6
MF:
C24H46O6
MW:
430.62
EINECS:
215-664-9
Mol File:
1338-41-6.mol
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Span 60 Chemical Properties

Melting point:
54-57 °C(lit.)
Boiling point:
464.84°C (rough estimate)
Density 
1.00
vapor pressure 
<1.4 hPa (20 °C)
refractive index 
1.4593 (estimate)
FEMA 
3028 | SORBITAN MONOSTEARATE
Flash point:
>230 °F
storage temp. 
Store below +30°C.
solubility 
Practically insoluble, but dispersible in water, slightly soluble in alcohol.
form 
Solid
color 
Cream coloured flakes
Odor
Slight
Water Solubility 
Soluble in ethanol (50 mg/ml), isopropanol, mineral oil and vegetable oil. Insoluble in water.
Merck 
14,8724
BRN 
6820761
Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance (HLB)
4.7
Stability:
Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
InChIKey
HVUMOYIDDBPOLL-XGKPLOKHSA-N
CAS DataBase Reference
1338-41-6(CAS DataBase Reference)
EPA Substance Registry System
Sorbitan monostearate (1338-41-6)
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Safety Information

Risk Statements 
36/37/38
Safety Statements 
24/25
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
WG2933500
TSCA 
Yes
HS Code 
34021300
Hazardous Substances Data
1338-41-6(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity
LD50 orally in Rabbit: 15900 mg/kg

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Span 60 Usage And Synthesis

Chemical Properties

Liquid

Chemical Properties

Sorbitan monostearate has a bland odor and taste. It is a mixture of partial stearic and palmitic acid esters of sorbitol and its mono- and dianhydrides. For additional details of description, refer to Burdock (1997).

Uses

sorbitan stearate is an emulsifier for water-in-oil creams and lotions, and a solubilizer of essential oils in water. It results from the reaction of stearic acid with sorbitol and is, therefore, synthetically produced from naturally derived materials.

Uses

Sorbitan Monostearate (Span 60) is a lipophilic emulsifier that is a sorbitan fatty acid ester, being a sorbitol-derived analog of glycerol monostearate. It is a nonionic, oil-dispersible surface-active agent. It is used as a gloss enhancer in chocolate coatings; as a dispersant aid in coffee whiteners; to increase volume in cakes and icings; and often in combination with polysorbates. Typical usage level ranges from 0.30 to 0.70%.

Uses

Glycomul(R) L is a sorbitan ester used for emulsification.

Uses

Glycomul(R) S KFG is used as emulsifier for baked goods, icings & filings and whipped toppings. It is also used as a rehydration aid (production of active dry yeast) and as synthetic flavoring substances and adjuvants. Product Data Sheet

Uses

Lonzest(R) SMS is used as a pigment dispersion additive for PP color concentrates and as an antistatic agent for PVC.

Preparation

Prepared by reacting edible commercial stearic acid (usually containing associated fatty acids, chiefly palmitic) with sorbitol.

Safety Profile

Very mildly toxic by ingestion. Experimental reproductive effects. A skin irritant. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.

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