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sorbitan palmitate
D-glucitol, 1,4-anhydro-, 6-hexadecanoate

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CAS Number: 26266-57-9Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:247-568-8
XlogP3-AA:5.80 (est)
Molecular Weight:402.57194000
Formula:C22 H42 O6
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Category:emulsifiers, stabilizers
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JECFA Food Additive: Sorbitan Monopalmitate
GSFA Codex: Sorbitan monopalmitate (495)
DG SANTE Food Additives:sorbitan monopalmitate
DG SANTE Food Contact Materials:sorbitan monopalmitate

Physical Properties:
Appearance:pale yellow waxy solid (est)
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Boiling Point: 558.00 to 559.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)
Flash Point: 360.00 °F. TCC ( 182.40 °C. ) (est)
logP (o/w): 5.404 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 0.5088 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 monopalmitate 95%
Chemical-navi - Nikkol
Odor: characteristic
Use: Lipophilic emulsifier; plant-derived
Kao Corporation
Flavor: characteristic
Emulsifiers for foods. Food emulsifier for coffee white, powder type food.
Kao Corporation
Odor: characteristic
Use: Emulsifier and conditioning agent (low substantive effect)
Kao Corporation
Odor: characteristic
Use: Emulsifier for pharmaceuticals and cosmetic, Synthetic resin internal lubricants
Lipo Chemicals
Liposorb® P
Odor: characteristic
Use: Liposorb® P produces oil-in-water emulsions in combination with a high HLB emulsifier. The pair of emulsifiers produces fine-textured lotions and creams in skin and hair care, make-up bases, shaving products and mild cleansing preparations.
Lonza Group
Lonzest™ SMP
Mohini Organics
Odor: characteristic
Use: MONEMUL® - 40 is Non-ionic, Lipophillic (Oil Loving) surfactant. Used for preparing water in oil emulsifiers, Opacifiers in cosmetics and pharmaceutical creams and lotions, Emulsifier in leather auxiliary for some finishing formulations. To balance the HLB of Oil in Water emulsifier MONEBAT™ 40 and to stabilize the emulsions works as co-emulsifiers.
Sorbitan Monopalmitate
Sigma-Aldrich: Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
Sorbitan monopalmitate
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
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:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
Category: emulsifiers, stabilizers
Recommendation for sorbitan palmitate usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Recommendation for sorbitan palmitate 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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EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):26266-57-9
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :14927
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:1
[2-[(2R,3S,4R)-3,4-dihydroxyoxolan-2-yl]-2-hydroxyethyl] hexadecanoate
RTECS:WG2932900 for cas# 26266-57-9
 [2-[(2R,3S,4R)-3,4-dihydroxyoxolan-2-yl]-2-hydroxyethyl] hexadecanoate
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:26266-57-9
Pubchem (cid):14927
Pubchem (sid):134979487
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009 (pdf)
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(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
FDA Indirect Additives used in Food Contact Substances:View
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):HMDB29887
Export Tariff Code:2940.00.0000
FDA Listing of Food Additive Status:View
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
 emulsifying agents
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 not found in nature
1,4-anhydro-D-glucitol, 6-hexadecanoate
 arlacel 40
[2-[(2R,3S,4R)-3,4-dihydroxyoxolan-2-yl]-2-hydroxyethyl] hexadecanoate
 emasol P-10V
D-glucitol, 1,4-anhydro-, 6-hexadecanoate
 glycomul P
 kaopan SP-P-10
 liposorb P
 lonzest™ SMP
 monemul - 40
 nikkol SP-10V
 rheodol SP-P10
 sorbitan monohexadecanoate
 sorbitan monopalmitate
 sorbitan, esters, monohexadecanoate
 sorbitan, monohexadecanoate
 sorbitan, monopalmitate
 span 40
pharmaceutic aid (surfactant). Food emulsifier, stabiliser
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