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Poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(propylene glycol)-block-poly(ethylene glycol)

average Mn ~5,800

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Synonym(s):
Pluronic® P-123, PEG-PPG-PEG
CAS Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

vapor density

>1 (vs air)

Quality Level

vapor pressure

<0.3 mmHg ( 20 °C)

form

solid

feed ratio

20:70:20 (EO:PO:EO)

mol wt

average Mn ~5,800

composition

PEG, 30 wt. %

refractive index

n20/D 1.465

surface tension

34 dyn/cm, 25 °C, 0.1 wt. % in H2O

viscosity

350 cP(60 °C, Brookfield)(lit.)

transition temp

Tm (DSC) 39 °C (at peak)
cloud point 90 °C (1 wt. % aqueous solution)

density

1.018 g/mL at 25 °C

HLB

7 - 9

InChI

1S/C3H6O.C2H4O/c1-3-2-4-3;1-2-3-1/h3H,2H2,1H3;1-2H2

InChI key

RVGRUAULSDPKGF-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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mol wt

average Mn ~5,800

mol wt

average Mn ~2,900

mol wt

average Mn ~4,400

mol wt

average Mn ~1,100

viscosity

350 cP(60 °C, Brookfield)(lit.)

viscosity

850 cP(25 °C, Brookfield)(lit.)

viscosity

1,200 cP(25 °C, Brookfield)(lit.)

viscosity

175 cP(25 °C, Brookfield)(lit.)

transition temp

Tm (DSC) 39 °C (at peak), cloud point 90 °C (1 wt. % aqueous solution)

transition temp

cloud point 58 °C (1 wt. % aqueous solution)

transition temp

cloud point 14 °C (1 wt. % aqueous solution), softening point 5 °C

transition temp

softening point −32 °C, cloud point 37 °C (1 wt. % aqueous solution)

density

1.018 g/mL at 25 °C

density

1.05 g/mL at 25 °C

density

1.006 g/mL at 25 °C

density

1.018 g/mL at 25 °C

HLB

7 - 9

HLB

12.0 - 18.0

HLB

1.0 - 7.0

HLB

1.0 - 7.0

General description

PEG-PPG-PEG (Pluronic P123) symmetric triblock copolymer constitutes of poly(ethylene oxide)(PEO) and poly (propylene oxide) (PPO). The unique characteristic of PPO block exhibiting hydrophobicity at temperatures above 288K and solubility in water at temperatures below 288K lead to formation of micelle consisting of PEO-PPO-PEO triblock copolymers. Some studies report that the hydrophobic core contains PPO block and a hydrophilic corona is comprised of PEO block. In 30wt% aqueous solution Pluronic P123® forms a cubic gel phase.

Application

Hard and soft surface cleaners, defoamers in coatings and water treatment. Lubricant in metal working, anti-foaming aid and extender for linear and cross-linked polyesters and polyurethanes.
PEG-PPG-PEG is used in the preparation and coating of Fe-W-C(O) nanoparticles by sol gel technique. Also, employed as sacrificial templates to prepare ZnS nanospheres, nanoporous silica.

Features and Benefits

Surface active material whose properties are dependent on the hydrophilic (EO)/hydrophobic (PO) ratio. High EO content gives better o/w stabilizers.

Physical form

Terminal primary dihydroxy-functional oligomer.

Legal Information

Pluronic is a registered trademark of BASF

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Hydrogen Bonding and Transfer in the Excited State, 2 (2011)
Functionalized nanoporous silicas for the immobilization of penicillin acylase
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Facile synthesis of hollow ZnS nanospheres in block copolymer solutions
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