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Type 15-S-7

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Type 15-S-7

mol wt

508 g/mol

greener alternative product characteristics

Design for Degradation
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38 ppm

transition temp

pour point 1 °C
cloud point 37 °C



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General description

We are committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. This product is a biodegradable surfactant and is aligned with the 10th principle of Green Chemistry "Design for Degradation".

Tergitol 15-S-7 is a linear non-ionic surfactant that is a secondary ethoxylated alcohol. It is compatible with anionic, cationic, and other nonionic surfactants.


Tergitol 15-S-7 has been used:
  • To study the synergistic effect of Tergitol 15-S-7 and AOT (dioctyl sulfosuccinate) on bacterial oxidation of alkanes in crude oils
  • In cloud-point extraction technique to extract polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from aqueous solutions
  • Along with MgSO4 in anolyte reservoir for electrokinetic experiments
  • As a very efficient surfactant in removing non-polar oil
  • To study the phase behavior of surfactant-brine–oil system, which is desired for enhanced oil recovery


500 mL in poly bottle

Features and Benefits

  • Excellent formulation & handling properties
  • Superior wetting & rinseability
  • Low odor
  • Narrow gel range

Other Notes

Polyglycol ether (nonionic) surfactants.

Legal Information

TERGITOL is a trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow


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Hazard Statements

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 3082 9 / PGIII

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

469.4 °F - open cup

Flash Point(C)

243 °C - open cup

Rates of solubilization of triolein into nonionic surfactant solutions.
Chen BH, et al.
Colloids and Surfaces. A, Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 128(1-3), 129-143 (1997)
Effects of surfactant mixtures, including Corexit 9527, on bacterial oxidation of acetate and alkanes in crude oil.
Bruheim P, et al.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 65(4), 1658-1661 (1999)
Determination of estrogens in human urine by high-performance liquid chromatography/diode array detection with ultrasound-assisted cloud-point extraction.
Zou Y, et al.
Analytical Biochemistry, 421(2), 378-384 (2012)
Electrokinetic remediation of contaminated soil with waste-lubricant oils and zinc.
Park SW, et al.
Journal of Hazardous Materials, 169(1-3), 1168-1172 (2009)
Behavior of surfactant mixtures in model oily-soil detergency studies.
Aronson M P, et al.
Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 60(7), 1333-1339 (1983)

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