Chemical name:

Alcohols, C12-16, ethoxylated


surfactants, non-ionic surfactants

Markets and applications:

detergents, personal care, textile industry




alkoxylated alcohols, ethoxylated alcohols



CAS No.:



C12-16 Pareth-5


ROKAnol L5A is a non-ionic surfactant belonging to the group of ethoxylated fatty alcohols (INCI name: Laureth-5.) The product co-creates a group of surfactants based on lauryl alcohol. It is a liquid with a maximum colour of 50 HU at 40°C. ROKAnol L5A is slightly soluble in water, in which it forms cloudy solutions. The commercial product contains over 99.9% of the active substance and solidifies at a temperature of approx. 15°C. It has a HLB value of about 10. 

Due to its excellent detergency properties, ROKAnol L5A is used in various types of preparations for washing, cleaning and laundering. Most often it is one of the constituents of a composition with other non-ionic, anionic or cationic surfactants. ROKAnol L5A can be used in oxidizing, reducing and hard water environments. It is active in cold water, acid baths, neutral and diluted alkalis.

The product is also used in cosmetic formulations as a shampoo ingredient. In addition, ROKAnol L5A is used in the pre-treatment of fibres as a component of the formulation that removes mineral oil stains from knitted and woven fabrics resulting from industrial knitting and weaving processes. Furthermore, the product can be a constituent of the bleaching composition for raw knitted fabrics and cotton fabrics. It is also applied in the final stage of the dyeing process of textile fabrics as one of the ingredients removing excess dyes from the bath.

It is biodegradable in the natural environment.

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Properties and applications:

Product advantages:

  •  excellent emulsifying and detergency properties,
  •  strong degreasing properties,
  •  resistance to acids, hard water and partly to alkalis,
  •  compatible with non-ionic, anionic and cationic surfactants,
  •  biodegradable.


  •  household detergents,
  •  cosmetic formulations (shampoos),
  •  removes oil stains from hard surfaces, knitted and woven fabrics,
  •  bleaching baths in textile industry,
  •  detergent baths after dyeing of knitted/woven fabrics.

Alternative names:

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Polyoxyethylene Lauryl Ether; Ethoxylated Lauryl Alcohol; Polyoxyethylene Lauryl Alcohol; Polyethylene glycol dodecyl ether; Polyethylene Glycol Lauryl Ether (Hide)


emulsifier alkoxylated alcohol cleaning personal care textile non-ionic surfactants non-ionic
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