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TERGITOL(TM) 15-S-9 Surfactant

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Function: Surfactant, Surfactant (Nonionic), Wetting Agent
Chemical Family: Alcohol Ethoxylates
Labeling Claims: Biodegradable, Nanomaterials-free, CleanGredients (DfE), Metal-free, Animal Products-free, Preservative-free, Kosher, TSE-free, BSE-free, Non-GMO, CMR Substances-free, Not Listed In California Proposition 65, Allergen-free, APEO-free, Halal
Certifications & Compliance: Kosher, Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG), FDA 40 CFR 180.940, REACH (Europe), EU Ecolabel, FDA 40 CFR 180.910, Directive 2011/65/EC amended through EU/2015/863 (RoHS), Halal
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TERGITOL(TM) 15-S-9 Surfactant Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Applicable Processes
Fluids & Lubricants End Use
  • Paints & coatings
  • High performance cleaners
  • Agrochemicals
  • Paints & coatings
  • High performance cleaners
  • Agrochemicals


Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Physical Form
Pale yellow liquid
Compatible with
Nonionic surfactants, Cationic
Soluble in
Polar organic solvents, Chlorinated solvents
Stable in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Cloud Point (1 wt% Actives aqueous solution)60°C-
Critical Micelle Concentration (at 25°C)52ppm-
Density (at 20°C / 68°F)1.006g/mL-
Draves Wetting Concentration (at 25°C / 77°F, 20 sec)0.06wt%-
Draves wetting Concentration (at 50°C / 122°F, 20 sec)0.05wt%-
Flash Point193 (380)°C (°F)ASTM D93, Closed Cup
HLB (<10 w/o emulsifier, > 10 o/w emulsifier, 10-15 good wetting, 12-15 detergents)13.3--
Moles EO9--
pH (1% aqueous solution)7.1--
Pour Point9°C-
Ross-Miles Foam Height (at 0.1 wt% actives, 25°C, initial / 5 minute)124/43mm-
Surface Tension (in 1% actives, at 25°C)30dynes/cm-
Viscosity (at 25°C / 77°F)60cP-

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TERGITOL(TM) 15-S-9 Surfactant
Dow North America