OAEn

Oleic Acid Ethoxylate

Oleic acid ethoxylates are nonionic surfactants which are such as all kinds of other nonionic surfactants mixtures varying in the number of repeating ethoxy groups. The digit which is appeared after the name of OAE shows the average number of ethylene oxide units in the oleic acid ethoxylates molecules. For example, OAE 15 means an oleic acid molecule which is reacted with average fifteen moles of ethylene oxide. Due to the reaction of fatty acid ethoxylation, all kinds of fatty acid ethoxylates are mixtures of monoester, diester and free polyethylene glycols.

Fatty acid ethoxylate have many uses, primarily as nonionic surfactants in various formulations both, industrial & domestic. These are also used as cleaning agents, wetting agents , dispersants or emulsifiers softners, spin finishing agents in textile formulations. Also these are used as emulsifiers, solubalizers in cosmetics & health care formulations.

I.C.C manufactures a wide range of ethoxylates of oleic acid.