Agent Name

Alcohols, C10-16, ethoxylated

CAS Number

68002-97-1

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

(C10-C16) Alkyl alcohol ethoxylate; (C10-C16)Alkylalcohol, ethoxylate; Ethoxylated C10-16 alcohols; [ChemIDplus] PEG alkyl(C10-16) ether; [FDA] Ethoxylated Alcohol; Laureth-9; NOVEL 23E4 Ethoxylate; Safol 23E4 Ethoxylate; NOVEL 23E9 Ethoxylate; COSMACOL NII-9; NOVEL 23E12 Ethoxylate; ALFONIC 1412-9 Ethoxylate; NOVEL 1412-9 Ethoxylate; [Sasol North America MSDS]

Category

Emulsifiers/Surfactants

Description

Clear to slightly hazy liquid, hazy to white paste, or white solid; Sweet pungent odor; [Sasol North America MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used as a surfactant, detergent, emulsifier, paper chemical, in mining, and for industrial and institutional cleaning; [Sasol North America MSDS] Alcohol ethoxylates are used as surfactants in laundry detergents, surface cleaners, cosmetics, pesticides, textiles, and paint; [Wikipedia]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause vomiting and diarrhea after ingestion; [Sasol North America MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The physical description reflects the varying melting points which range from around -30 deg C to 25 deg C.

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