NOVEL EL-40 Ethoxylate

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NOVEL EL-40 Ethoxylate is a castor oil Ethoxylate with an average of 40 EO moles. For documents specific to a region, please contact Sasol using the 'Request Document' button.

Functions: Dispersant, Emulsifier, Solubilizer, Stabilizer, Surfactant, Surfactant (Nonionic)

CAS Number: 61791-12-6

Chemical Family: Ethoxylates

Synonyms: Castor Oil Ethoxylated, Polyoxyethylene Castor Oil

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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Family
Ingredient Origin
EC No.

Features & Benefits

HII Features

Applications & Uses

Fluids & Lubricants Type
Fluids & Lubricants End Use
Home Care Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications


Physical Form
Insoluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Molecular Weight (Average)2700g/mol
Average EO content65wt. %
Free EOmax. 1ppm
Glycol Contentmax. 10wt. %
Density at 60°C (104°F)1.026g/mL
Cloud point (1% in water)50 (122)°C (°F)
Viscosity at 60°C (104°F)168cSt
pH (1% in IPA/Water)6-8-
HLB Calculated13.0-
Wettability on Cottonmin. 300sec
Contact Angle on PTFE (Average)76.33-
Water contentmax. 0.5wt. %
Solubility In Water2wt.%
Surface Tension40mN/m
Critical Micelle Concentration-32mg/L
Colormax. 300mg Pt/LAPHA
Melting point31 (88)°C (°F)
Flash pointmin. 229 (444)°C (°F)
Free Alcoholmax. 1wt. %
Hydroxyl number19 – 22mg KOH/g

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Country Availability
Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • North America
  • USA

Storage & Handling

Storage And Handling

Safe handling advice

  • Normal measures for preventive fire protection.

Storage/Transport pressure

  • Ambient

Load/Unload temperature

  • Ambient

Further information on storage conditions

  • Mix thoroughly before use.
  • Prolonged storage in the presence of air or oxygen may cause product degradation.
  • Oxidation is not expected when stored under a nitrogen atmosphere.