Chemical name:

Polyoxyethylene cetostearyl ether, Macrogol cetearyl ether

Regulatory status:

ROKAnol T12PF meets the requirements of the current Ph. Eur. monograph Macrogol Cetostearyl Ether 12


surfactants, non-ionic surfactants

Markets and applications:





alkoxylated alcohols, ethoxylated alcohols



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ROKAnol T12PF is an ethoxylated cetearyl alcohol belonging to the nonionic surfactants group. It is a white solid with a waxy consistency. This product is characterised by good dispersing, solubilising, and thickening properties.

ROKAnol T12PF meets the restricted quality parameters defined by the Pharmacy Code, collected and published in the latest edition of European Pharmacopoeia. Based on dedicated monograph this product is classified as a Macrogol Cetostearyl Ether.

ROKAnol T12PF is used as an emulsifier in water-in-oil emulsions (W / O) due to its emulsifying properties. Such emulsifiers are used in the manufacture of ointments and dermocosmetics, where the water-soluble active ingredient needs to be evenly distributed in the hydrophobic phase, which is usually the oil base.

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Properties and applications:

Product advantages:

  • meets the restricted quality parameters defined in latest edition of European Pharmacopoeia so that it can be classified as a Macrogol Cetostearyl Ether,
  • excellent for making stable water-in-oil (W / O) emulsions.
  • ensures even better dispersion of the active substance in the hydrophobic phase, which is usually the oil base.


  • ointments,
  • antiseptic ointments,
  • dermocosmetics,
  • balms,
  • creams,
  • oils.

Alternative names:

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CETEARETH-12; C16-18 alcohols, ethoxylated; Macrogol Cetostearyl Ether 12 (Hide)


nonionic emulsifier pharmaceutical quality 68439-49-6 CETEARETH-12 PEG pharmaceutical macrogol eur. ph. excipient pharma grade pharmacopoeia excipients API dermocosmetics ointments medicines active substances auxiliary humectants active ingredients binding agents emolients cosmetics
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