Agent Name

Nonoxynol

CAS Number

26027-38-3

Formula

(C2-H4-0)x-C15-H24-0

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-Nonylphenol decaglycol ether; APSA 80; Advantage 24; Akyporox NP 150; Amway APSA 80; Amway All Purpose Spray Adjuvant; Bion NE 9; Conceptrol; Cremophor NP 10; Cremophor NP 14; Decaethylene glycol mono(p-nonylphenyl) ether; Decaethylene glycol p-nonylphenyl ether; Delfen; Egyptol; Emko; Emulan 30; Emulan 40; Encare oval; Ethoxylated p-nonyl phenol; Gynol II; Hyoxyd X 100; Hyoxyd X 200; Iconol NP 100; Imbetin N 7A; Intercept; K-Y Plus; Koromex; Liponox NCY; Monopol NP 1013; Monopol NP 1060; N 100; NOP 17; NOP 8; NP 8.5; NP-9; Newcol 565; Nonoxynol; Nonoxynol 10; Nonoxynol 13; Nonoxynol 14; Nonoxynol 15; Nonoxynol 30; Nonoxynol 6; Nonoxynol 8.5; Nonoxynol-9; Nonylphenoxypoly(ethyleneoxy)ethanol; Pannox 110; Pannox 111; Pannox 116; Phenol, p-nonyl-, monoether with polyethylene glycol; Polyethylene glycol mono(p-nonylphenyl) ether; Polyoxyethylated-p-nonyl phenol; Polyoxyethylene nonylphenyl ether; Semicid; Today Sponge; alpha-(p-Nonylphenyl)-omega-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene); p-Nonylphenol decaethylene glycol ether; p-Nonylphenol polyethylene glycol ether; p-Nonylphenol-polyethylene glycol adduct; p-Nonylphenyl polyoxyethylene ether; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polyoxyethylenes

Description

Lower adducts (n<15) yellow to almost colorless liquid; higher adducts (n>20) pale yellow to off-white pastes or waxes; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a preservative in cleaning products, polishes, antiseptics, hair dyes, spermicides, etc.; [Kanerva, p. 1820]

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in a cleaning worker and other workers using products containing nonoxynols; [Kanerva, p. 1820]

Reference Link

Allergic contact dermatitis due to nonylphenol ethoxylate (nonoxynol-6)

Exposure Assessment
Reference Link

Allergic contact dermatitis from nonoxynol-12 in a polish

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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