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TRIDAC ISO-12 is a fatty alcohol polyethyleneglycol ether, based on MARLIPAL 13 and ethylene oxide (about 12 moles). It is used in personal care as water-soluble emulsifier. It is applicable for all kinds of liquid personal cleansing products. For documents specific to a region, please contact Sasol using the 'Request Document' button.

INCI Name: Trideceth-12

CAS Number: 69011-36-5

Functions: Dispersant, Emulsifier, Emulsifier (O/W), Solubilizer, Surfactant, Surfactant (Nonionic), Wetting Agent

Chemical Family: Alcohol Ethoxylates

Ingredient Origin: Petrochemical, Synthetic

Synonyms: Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-tridecyl-ω-hydroxy-, branched

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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Family
Ingredient Origin
EC No.

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Fluids & Lubricants Type
Fluids & Lubricants End Use
Home Care Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications
Recommended Uses & Known Applications
  • TRIDAC ISO-12 can be used as emulsifier in agrochemical applications and in emulsion polymerization.
  • In metal working field TRIDAC ISO-12 shows good dispersing properties for chip or shaving particles as well as good emulsification behavior regarding to the most common lubricating oils used.
  • In cosmetic field TRIDAC ISO-12 can be also used as O/W emulsifier or solubilizer.


Physical Form
Cloudy liquid
Soluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Cloud Point (1% in 10% NaCl)54-57°CRCM 3646
pH (5%)5.0-7.0-MPL 1007.0
Free Water (Karl Fischer)max. 0.5% massRCM 3804
Viscosity at 50°C40cStASTM D445, ASTM D7042
Density at 50°C990kg/m3ASTM D7042, ASTM D4052
Colormax. 50APHARCM 3607
Flash Pointmin. 125°CASTM D 93
Pour Point20°CASTM D 97
Molecular Weight710-748g/molcalculated
Hydroxyl Number75-79mg KOH/gEN 13926
Ethylene Oxide Content74%w/wCalculated

Packaging & Availability

Country Availability
Regional Availability
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
Packaging Information

TRIDAC ISO-12 is generally supplied in drums.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
36 months
Storage And Handling
  • TRIDAC ISO-12 should preferably be stored in stainless steel tanks.
  • It is suggested to keep the product at temperature below 40°C, it is preferable to avoid heating above 60°C and to store under nitrogen in order to minimize yellowish phenomena.
  • TRIDAC ISO-12 is a cloudy liquid at room temperature it becomes transparent at temperature about 40°C.
  • TRIDAC ISO-12 becomes a solid wax at temperature lower than 20°C. Improvement of appearance and handling at low temperature can be achieved by mixing the product with 10 weight% water to obtain a clear liquid up to a temperature about 5°C.
  • At room temperature TRIDAC ISO-12 is water soluble up to 20 weight%.
  • Shelf-life is 36 months from production date for product in its original and sealed packaging.