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Polysorbate 80


Synonym: Polyoxyethylenesorbitan monooleate, TWEEN® 80



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biological source   from palm oil
grade   FG
reg. compliance   FDA 21 CFR (172.515)
  FDA 21 CFR (172.836)
  FDA 21 CFR (172.838)
  FDA 21 CFR (172.840)
  FDA 21 CFR (172.842)
  FDA 21 CFR (173.340)
  FDA 21 CFR (175.105)
  FDA 21 CFR (176.180)
  FDA 21 CFR (178.3400)
  FDA 21 CFR (573.860)
  FDA 21 CFR (73.1)
  FDA 21 CFR (73.1001)
  EU Regulation 1333/2008 & 178/2002
vapor pressure   <1 mmHg ( 20 °C)
refractive index   n20/D 1.472(lit.)
density   1.064 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Certification   BSE/TSE, non-animal source, GMO-free, Kosher, food allergen
See Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   alcohol
food allergen   no known allergens


General description

Polysorbate 80 (TWEEN® 80) is a polyethylene sorbitol ester. It has been tested as an efficient phase transfer catalyst for cyanation of alkyl halides, Williamson synthesis of ether and base-catalyzed dehydrobromination of alkyl halides.


1 kg in poly bottle

10, 25 kg in poly drum


Polysorbate 80 (TWEEN® 80), a hydrophilic non-ionic surfactant, is widely employed as surfactant and solubilizing agent in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.

Legal Information

TWEEN is a registered trademark of Croda International PLC

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
>235.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
>113 °C
Protocols & Articles


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Dr. Luke Grocholl
Quality Assurance Supervisor, Sigma-Aldrich Flavors & Fragrances
Keywords: Food & Beverage, Food Safety, Solvents

Understanding the Complexities of Kosher Ingredients

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Dr. Luke Grocholl1, Rabbi Gershon Segal

1Dr. Luke Grocholl, Quality Assurance Supervisor, Sigma-Aldrich Flavors & Fragrances
Keywords: Fermentation, Food & Beverage, Safety industry

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