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Sorbitan Esters

sobitan esters are nonionic lipophilic surfactants that are commonly used as water-in-oil(w/o) emusifiers and stabliers.Sorbitan fatt acid esters areproduced by esterification of dehydrated sorbitol (sorbitan) with a variety ofatt acids.Ssorbitol is a sugar alcohol that can be obtained by the reduction ofglucose or derived from comn, potatoes etc. The fatty acids commonly used to synthesize sorbitan esters include lauric acid, palmtic acid stearic acid, andoleic acid.