Alkylphenol ethoxylates are nonionic surfactants, consisting of branched-chain alkylphenols, which react with ethylene oxide, producing an ethoxylate chain. The octyl and nonyl groups in alkylphenols are made from diisobutylene and tripropylene, respectively.
Alkylphenols are chemical compounds that consist of one or more alkyl chains bound to a phenol. Phenol consists of an aromatic ring and a hydroxyl group. Alkylphenols including 4-t-octylphenol, 4-nonylphenol, 4-n-octylphenol, and 4-n-nonylphenol are used to make alkylphenol ethoxylates, which are widely used as industrial surfactants.
Alkylphenol ethoxylates are used as emulsifiers for polymerization, as detergents and pesticides, and in the processing of wool and metals. Many have been classified endocrine disruptors due to their weak estrogen-like activities.
Alkylphenol ethoxylates are organic industrial chemicals used in the production of lubricating oil additives, laundry and dish detergents, emulsifiers, and solubilizers. They are also found in personal care products, especially hair products, as an active component of many spermicides (nonoxynol-9), various laboratory detergents (including Triton X-100), and some pesticides formulations.
Venus Goa manufactures a wide range of ethoxylates of Alkylphenols like Dodecyl Phenol ethoxylate, Nonyl Phenol ethoxylates, Octyl Phenol ethoxylate etc.