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Sorbitan Trioleate


Sorbitan trioleate, also known as sTO, is synthesized by the esterification ofsorbitan with oleic acid. it has a molecular formula of C6oHo8O8. At roomtemperature, it is in the form of a pale-yellow viscous liquid. It is a w/oemulsifier with an HLB value of 1.8. It is soluble in mineral and vegetable oil. ltsfunctions include emulsification for cosmetics and personal care products;lubrication, dispersant, and softener for textiles; and anti-rusting for oil