Sorbitan Mono Stearate

Sorbitan monostearate is an ester of sorbitan (a sorbitol derivative) and stearic acid and is sometimes referred to as a synthetic wax. It is primarily used as an emulsifier to keep water and oils mixed. Sorbitan monostearate is used in the manufacture of food and healthcare products and is a non-ionic surfactant with emulsifying, dispersing, and wetting properties. It is also employed to create synthetic fibers, metal machining fluid, and brighteners in the leather industry, and as an emulsifier in coatings, pesticides, and various applications in the plastics, food and cosmetics industries. Sorbitans are also known as "Spans".

Parameter Value

CAS Number

1338-41-6

Chemical formula

C24H46O6

Molar mass

430.62 g/mol

Appearance

Waxy powder

Chemical formula

C24H46O6

Molar mass

430.62 g/mol

Appearance

Waxy powder

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