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Type 15-S-9

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Type 15-S-9

mol wt

596 g/mol

greener alternative product characteristics

Design for Degradation
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52 ppm

transition temp

cloud point 60 °C
pour point 9 °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-9 is a linear non-ionic surfactant that is a secondary ethoxylated alcohol. This clear liquid surfactant is compatible with anionic, cationic, and other nonionic surfactants.


Tergitol 15-S-9 has been used:
  • To synthesize thermally stable mesoporous alumina
  • To synthesize porous TiO2
  • To prepare Zr-pillared laponite clay which supports palladium catalysts
  • Along with SDS, ethanol and water for continuous phase preparations in electrospray emulsification
  • In the synthesis of Lath-like γ-alumina and boehmite nanofibers
Tergitol has been used as a surfactant to study its influence on the formation of multi-phase micro-emulsions.


100, 500 mL in poly bottle

Features and Benefits

  • Superior detergency
  • Rapid dissolution & good rinseability
  • Excellent formulation & handling properties
  • Narrow gel range
  • Readily biodegradable (OECD 301E)
  • Low odor

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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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

Preparation method and some tribological properties of porous titanium dioxide layers.
Piwonski I
Thin Solid Films, 515(7-8), 3499-3506 (2007)
Pillared laponite clays-supported palladium catalysts for the complete oxidation of benzene.
Jinjun L, et al.
J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 225(2), 173-179 (2005)
Thermally stable mesoporous alumina synthesized with non-ionic surfactants in the presence of amines.
Gonzalez-Pena V, et al.
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials : The Official Journal of the International Zeolite Association, 44, 203-210 (2001)
Mesoporous alumina (I): comparison of synthesis schemes using anionic, cationic, and non-ionic surfactants.
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials : The Official Journal of the International Zeolite Association, 100(1-3), 183-190 (2007)
Rates of solubilization of triolein into nonionic surfactant solutions.
Chen B H, et al.
Colloids and Surfaces. A, Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 128(1-3), 129-143 (1997)
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