ROKAnol® IT8W (Isotrideceth-8)

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Chemical name
Alcohols, C13, branched, ethoxylated, (aqueous solution)
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ROKAnol IT8W is a non-ionic surfactant from the group of ethoxylated fatty alcohols (isotridecyl alcohol, iso-C13), INCI name: Isotrideceth-8. The commercial product contains about 90% of the active substance, which determines its form of a clear liquid that solidifies at a temperature close to -20°C. At room temperature it is a clear liquid with a light colour.

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Properties and applications

Product advantages:

  • excellent wetting agent,
  • easy use and storage,
  • high solubility in water and low aliphatic alcohols,
  • resistance to oxidizing agents, reducing agents as well as hard water,
  • excellent detergency properties,
  • removes oil stains from knit and woven fabrics,
  • stable in low and high pH formulations,
  • improves dye capillarity in the dyeing process,
  • easily biodegradable.


  • cleaning hard surfaces,
  • liquid detergents and softeners,
  • products for commercial washing,
  • cleaning kitchen soiling,
  • institutional cleaning products,
  • products for bleaching cotton,
  • agents for removing oil stains resulting from weaving processes,
  • a component of the formulation for cleaning and metalworking,
  • hair care products,
  • a component of plant protection products.

Markets and applications
Agrochemicals / Crop protection & fertilizers
Food industry / Additives for food packaging
I&I Cleaning
Lubricants and metalworking fluids, base oils, additives / Hydraulic fluids
Metallurgical industry / Metal cleaning, Metalworking
Personal Care
Textile industry

Base surfactants
Cleansing agents

Alkoxylated alcohols

Surfactants / Non-ionic surfactants

Alternative names
Alcohols, C13, branched, ethoxylated, (aqueous solution), Branched tridecylalcohol, ethoxylated, Poly(oxy-1, 2-ethanediyl), alpha-tridecyl- omega - hydroxy-, branched, Polyoxyethylene tridecyl (branched) alcohol, Isotridecanol, ethoxylated, Isotrideceth-8
Manufacturer: PCC Exol SA

PCC EXOL SA is one of the most important manufacturers of surfactants and chemical formulations in Central and Eastern Europe. The company offers surfactants, specialist additives and chemical formulations for many branches of industry.

PCC Group

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