ROKAnol L2 is a non-ionic surfactant (ethoxylated fatty alcohols, INCI name: Laureth-2). The product belongs to the group of surfactants based on lauryl alcohol. It differs from ROKAnol LK2 (INCI name: Laureth-2), which is mainly used as an intermediate in thesynthesis of anionic surfactants (lauryl ether sulphates, SLES), in water content (0.3% max.).
It is a transparent or turbid liquid which over time gets clear at the top and turbid with a sediment at the bottom (50 max. Pt/Co scale) at 40°C. ROKAnol L2 is poorly soluble in water, it makes turbid solutions. The commercial product contains over 99.9% of the active substance, and solidifies at a temperature of about 0°C. Compared to the other ROKAnols of L series, it has a low HLB.
ROKAnol L2 is used as an ingredient in cosmetic formulations, such as shampoos, shower gels, bath lotions, and other washable cosmetics, in which it acts as a cleaning agent and rheology modifier (thickening agent). It also demonstrates the ability to solubilize a wide range of perfumes and active ingredients.
ROKAnol L2 is used in various types of preparations intended for washing, cleaning, laundry, usually in compositions with other non-ionic, anionic or cationic surfactants. ROKAnol L2 can be used in an oxidizing, reducing and hard water environment. It is active in acid and neutral baths, and diluted alkalis.
ROKAnol L2 does not exhibit any foaming properties, but it is characterised by very good detergent, emulsifying and dispersing properties. It is a biodegradable product in natural environment.
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