NOVEL 1618-80 Ethoxylate

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Sasol Chemicals NOVEL 1618-80 Ethoxylate is a biodegradable nonionic derived from a linear primary alcohol blend containing predominately C16 through C18 alcohols that have been Ethoxylated to approximately 80 moles of ethylene oxide. This Ethoxylate is made using Sasol Chemicals patented NOVEL technology which yields narrow range products with lower free alcohol, PEG levels and melting ranges when compared to the traditional base-catalyzed methods. NOVEL 1618-80 Ethoxylate is solid at room temperature and essentially 100% active. For documents specific to a region, please contact Sasol using the 'Request Document' button.

Functions: Dispersant, Emulsifier, Surfactant, Surfactant (Nonionic), Wetting Agent

Chemical Family: Alcohol Ethoxylates

Labeling Claims: Biodegradable

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Recommended Uses & Known Applications

NOVEL 1618-80 Ethoxylate may be used in a wide array of applications as a high quality, high efficiency emulsifier or dispersing aid including:

  • Monomer emulsifier in emulsion polymerization.
  • Dispersing aid for inorganic particles.
  • Emulsifier in personal care formulation.
  • Coatings and Inks.


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Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Molecular Weight (Average)3776g/mol
EO Content (Average)92.5wt. %
Free EOmax. 1ppm
Glycol Contentmax. 2wt. %
Density at 65°C (149°F)1.0617g/mL
Cloud Point (1% in salt water)72 (162)°C (°F)
Viscosity at 65°C (149°F)202.6cSt
pH (1% in IPA/water)6 – 8
HLB (Calculated)18.5
Wettability on Cottonmin. 300sec
Contact Angle on PTFE (Average)88.4
Water Contentmax. 0.5%
Surface Tension50mN/m
Melting Point54 – 59 (129 – 138)°C (°F)
Hydroxyl Number10 –20mg KOH/g
Free Alcoholmax. 0.1wt. %
Flash Pointmin. 200 (392)°C (°F)
Critical Micelle Concentration7.2mg/L
Colormax. 150mg Pt/LAPHA

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  • Latin America
  • North America

Storage & Handling

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Safe handling advice

  • Take precautionary measures against static discharges.

Storage/Transport pressure

  • Ambient

Load/Unload temperature

  • 80-90 °C (176-194 °F) For liquid product

Storage and handling materials

  • Suitable: Carbon steel coated with baked phenolic. Any moisture may cause rusting of carbon steel. If product is moisture free, uncoated carbon steel tanks.

Further information on storage conditions

  • Mix thoroughly before use. When stored in the liquid form, ethoxylates should be padded with a dry inert gas, such as nitrogen, to prevent oxygen or air from entering the tank. Prolonged storage in the presence of air or oxygen may cause product degradation. Oxidation is not expected when stored under a nitrogen atmosphere. Inert gas blanket and breathing system needed to maintain color stability. Use dry inert gas having at least -40°C (-40°F) dew point.​​​​​​​