polysorbates


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polysorbates

(pŏl″ē-sor′bāts)
Nonionic surface-active agents composed of polyoxyethylene esters of sorbitol. They usually contain associated fatty acids. The series includes polysorbates 20, 40, 60, and 80, which are used in preparing pharmaceuticals. These polysorbates have the trade names of Tween 20, Tween 40, and so forth.
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Table 90: Canadian Historic Review for Emulsifiers by Product Segment - Lecithin, Monoglycerides, Stearoyl Lactylates, Polyglycerol Esters & Sucroglycerides, Polysorbates & Sorbitan Esters, and Polyglycin Polyricinoleate & Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26 Table 91: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Emulsifiers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Lecithin, Monoglycerides, Stearoyl Lactylates, Polyglycerol Esters & Sucroglycerides, Polysorbates & Sorbitan Esters, and Polyglycin Polyricinoleate & Others for the Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27
Table 99: Japanese Historic Review for Emulsifiers by Product Segment - Lecithin, Monoglycerides, Stearoyl Lactylates, Polyglycerol Esters & Sucroglycerides, Polysorbates & Sorbitan Esters, and Polyglycin Polyricinoleate & Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37 Table 100: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Emulsifiers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Lecithin, Monoglycerides, Stearoyl Lactylates, Polyglycerol Esters & Sucroglycerides, Polysorbates & Sorbitan Esters, and Polyglycin Polyricinoleate & Others for the Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38
Table 36: World 15-Year Perspective for Polysorbates and
Table 68: World Historic Review for Polysorbates and Sorbitan
Table 34: World Historic Review for Polysorbates and Sorbate
Table 35: World 15-Year Perspective for Polysorbates and
The Major product segments analyzed are Lecithin, Monoglycerides, Stearoyl Lactylates, Polyglycerol Esters and Sucroglycerides, Polysorbates & Sorbate Esters, and Polyglycin Polyricinoleate & Others.
Commonly used detergents and foaming agents, such as polysorbates and PEG, are usually contaminated with the volatile carcinogens dioxane and ethylene oxide, although they could readily be removed by vacuum stripping during manufacture.
Polysorbate 60 and its close relatives, polysorbate 65 and 80, work the same way as mono- and diglycerides, but not as much are needed.