CAS 9005-67-8

Tween 60 Appearance

Tween 60 Quick Details

Chemical Name: Tween 60

CAS No.: 9005-67-8

Chemical structure: Tween 60

MF: C64H126O26

Appearance: Light yellow paste

Tween 60 Typical Properties

Acid Value 2.0 KOH mg/g Max.
Saponification value 45-55 KOH mg/g
Hydroxyl value 81-96 KOH mg/g
Moisture 3.0% Max
HLB Value 14.9


What is Tween 60 ?

1. Tween 60 Chinese alias polysorbate 60, lemon-to-orange oily liquid or semi-gel, slightly special odor, slightly bitter.
2. Tween 60 is a non-ionic surfactant and has been widely used in food, daily chemical, pharmaceutical, and mechanical processing.
3. The synthesis method has one-step method and two-step method. The traditional one-step alkali catalyzed product contains various by-products such as diester and triester. The color is deep and the quality is unstable. It can only be used in petroleum. , washing and textile industries. The two-step method is divided into two types: esterification after etherification and etherification after esterification. The product obtained by esterification after etherification is black in color, high in diester and triester, and poor in quality; first esterification The products obtained by the post-etherification production process are darker in color, higher in hydroxyl value, and have lower fluidity and transparency in liquid form, but higher yields of monoesters and good quality performance, which are widely used by domestic and foreign manufacturers.

Tween 60 Application

1. Food industry

Tween 60 (Tween 60) has good activity and enhances the body’s ability to absorb liquid paraffin and other fat-soluble substances. It is widely used in the food industry as an emulsifier for butter, vegetable oil, pastry, candy and Coating of cocoa products, emulsifiers for coffee, beverages, defoamers, bread fermentation regulators, emulsifiers, fortifiers, mixed snack dispersants, semi-mobile beverage wetting agents, synthetic sweet gums, etc.

2. Daily chemical industry

As a wetting agent, Tween 60 is used in toothpaste, and as an emulsifier, it is widely used in hair creams, body lotions, and sunscreen lotions.

3. Other industries

in the process of starch sweetener fermentation to produce MSG, after adding Tween 60, can greatly improve the product yield and economic benefits; in the food machinery cleaning fluid and metal processing industry processing fluid, Tween 60 Wetting, dissolving, dispersing, emulsifying, decontaminating, lubricating, defoaming, brightening, etc.; Tween 60 has been applied in synthetic fiber, synthetic plastics, synthetic rubber, medicine, petroleum and other aspects.

This product is used as emulsifier, dispersant, stabilizer, diffusing agent, softener, antistatic agent, rust inhibitor, finishing agent for medicine, cosmetics, paints, textiles, food, pesticides, detergent production and metal surface protection. Rust cleaning industry. It can also be used as a viscosity reducer for oil extraction and transportation.

Tween 60 Packaging and Shipping 


Tween 60 Storage

This product should be stored in a cool, ventilated, dry place to avoid sun and rain.