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sorbitan laurate
1,4-anhydro-D-glucitol, 6-dodecanoate

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CAS Number: 1338-39-2Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:215-663-3
XlogP3-AA:3.70 (est)
Molecular Weight:346.46418000
Formula:C18 H34 O6
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Category:emulsifiers, stabilizers
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JECFA Food Additive: Sorbitan Monolaurate
GSFA Codex: Sorbitan monolaurate (493)
DG SANTE Food Additives:sorbitan monolaurate
DG SANTE Food Contact Materials:sorbitan monolaurate

Physical Properties:
Appearance:amber viscous liquid or waxy solid (est)
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity:1.03200 @ 25.00 °C.
Refractive Index:1.47400 @ 20.00 °C.
Boiling Point: 516.12 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)
Flash Point:> 230.00 °F. TCC ( > 110.00 °C. )
logP (o/w): 3.366 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 13.19 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
CosIng:cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: emulsifying agents
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
sorbitan monolaurate
For experimental / research use only.
Sorbitan monolaurate
Chemical-navi - Nikkol
Odor: characteristic
Use: Lipophilic emulsifier
Graham Chemical
Sorbitan Monolaurate
Kao Corporation
Flavor: characteristic
Emulsifiers for foods, Antistatic agent for plastics of safety food additives. Food use : for whipped cream, coffee cream, emulsifier of caramel, suitable emulsion and foaming agent for flour paste. Antistatic agent : high security product for food additives grade.
Kao Corporation
Flavor: characteristic
Emulsifiers for foods. Good form protection of whipped cream, suitable emulsifier and dispersant of mayonnaise etc,.
Kao Corporation
Odor: characteristic
Use: Emulsifier and conditioning agent (low substantive effect)
Lonza Group
Glycomul™ L K
Lonza Group
Lonzest™ SML
Mohini Organics
Odor: characteristic
Use: MONEMUL® - 20 is a Non-ionic, lipophillic (Oil loving) surfactant. Used for preparing water in oil emulsions, Water dispersible emulsifier which exhibits antifoam properties, used to retard starch crystallization in jellies, lubricant antistat, process aid in PVC resin manufacture. Used as an Emulsifiers & dispersants for pigments and for the preparations of Cosmetics & Pharmaceuticals.
Sorbitan Monolaurate 20 EO
Sorbitan Monolaurate
Penta International
Penta International
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
Sorbitan monolaurate
SysKem Chemie
Sorbitan Mono Laurate
Zschimmer & Schwarz
Lubricit SML-H
Zschimmer & Schwarz
Lubricit SML-K
Safety Information:
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Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
oral-rat LD50 33600 mg/kg
Journal of the American College of Toxicology. Vol. 4(3), Pg. 65, 1985.

Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
emulsifiers, stabilizers
Recommendation for sorbitan laurate usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Recommendation for sorbitan laurate flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
Safety References:
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):

Re-evaluation of sorbitan monostearate (E 491), sorbitan tristearate (E 492), sorbitan monolaurate (E 493), sorbitan monooleate (E 494) and sorbitan monopalmitate (E 495) when used as food additives
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Safety and efficacy of sorbitan monolaurate as a feed additive for all animal species
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EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):1338-39-2
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :14926
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:1
[2-[(2R,3S,4R)-3,4-dihydroxyoxolan-2-yl]-2-hydroxyethyl] dodecanoate
RTECS:WG2920000 for cas# 1338-39-2
 [2-[(2R,3S,4R)-3,4-dihydroxyoxolan-2-yl]-2-hydroxyethyl] dodecanoate
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:1338-39-2
Pubchem (cid):14926
Pubchem (sid):134979486
Other Information:
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FDA Indirect Additives used in Food Contact Substances:View
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):HMDB29885
Export Tariff Code:2940.00.0000
FDA Listing of Food Additive Status:View
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Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
 emulsifying agents
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 not found in nature
 alkamuls SML
1,4-anhydro-D-glucitol, 6-dodecanoate
 anhydrosorbitol monolaurate
 crill 1
 dehymuls SML
[2-[(2R,3S,4R)-3,4-dihydroxyoxolan-2-yl]-2-hydroxyethyl] dodecanoate
 emasol L-10V
 emasol O-10V
 glycomul L K
 ionet S-20
 kaopan SP-L-10
 lauric acid sorbitan ester
 lonzest SML
 lubricit SML-H
 lubricit SML-K
 monemul - 20
 montane 20
 nikkol SL-10
 sorbirol L
 sorbitan lauric acid monoester
 sorbitan monododecanoate
 sorbitan monolaurate
 sorbitan, monododecanoate
 sorbitan, monolaurate
span type materials are artificial esters of the common fatty acids & hexitol anhydrides derived from sorbitol. Food emulsifier, solubiliser, crystallisation retarder, dough improver, antifoam agent, stabiliser
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