Esterol 232 is a nonionic surfactant derived from natural oils of the fatty acid glycol type. A good general purpose emulsifier it is readily biodegradable and has low toxicity characteristics.
COMMON AND OTHER NAMES: DEG Monooleate
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: Diethylene Glycol Monooleate
CHARACTERISTICS: ESTEROL 232 is a clear red/brown
liquid with a mild fatty odour.
ESTEROL 232TM is a nonionic surfactant of the fatty acid ethoxylate type. These
surfactants are good general purpose emulsifiers for vegetable oils and their
derivatives as well as mineral oils. ESTEROL 232TM has an HLB of approximately 5,
is anhydrous, soluble in most oils, and is less hazardous both environmentally and
for human contact than most other nonionic surfactant types.
Personal Care: Emulsifier and Thickener
Printing: Thickener and Emulsifier for printing paste
Readily Biodegradable means that it will have a low environmental impact.
Excellent emulsifying capability that can be used in both oil-in-water and
Low toxicity means that it poses a low health and safety risk for users.
Colour 12 Gardner<
SG (20ºC) 0.94
Acid Value 8
When stored indoors at temperatures below
40ºC and in closed original containers, this
product can be stored for at least 1 year. Refer
to MSDS at www.vicchem.com for further
HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT
is of low toxicity. It is readily
biodegradable and not classified as a
dangerous good. According to experience this
product is considered to be harmless to health if
used in the correct manner. Skin and eye
contact should be avoided. Refer to MSDS at