Propoxylated fatty alcohol C12-14 is classified among non-ionic surfactants. This product is formed as a result of a reaction of fatty alcohol with propylene oxide. Lauryl alcohol C12-C14, which is the basic ingredient of the product, constitutes a derivative of palm oil (raw material of natural origin). This product is soluble in the majority of organic solvents. Its density at the temperature of 250C ranges between 0.94 to 0.96 g/cm3. Viscosity is an important chemical parameter of Propoxylated alcohol C12-14. At the temperature of 400C, it ranges between 37–45 mm2/s.
Propoxylated fatty alcohol C12-14 is a versatile product with a variety of industrial applications. Among other examples, it is an ingredient of fuel additives. Due to its very good wetting and cleaning properties, it has been widely used in the production of different washing and cleaning products, that is, detergents intended for household and professional use in the I&I branch. C12-14 alcohol, propoxylated, has also been successfully used in the production of lubricants, and functional liquids used in industry.
The product is not classified following Regulation (EC) no. 1272/2008 [CLP], therefore it is not a substance harmful to the environment.
Properties and applications
Product advantages :
Markets and applications
Lubricants and metalworking fluids, base oils, additives
Raw materials & intermediates
Alkoxylated alcohols / Propoxylated fatty alcohols
Specialty Products / Specialty additives
Surfactants / Non-ionic surfactants