Nonylphenol Ethoxylates are Nonionic surfactants composed of ethylene oxide and adduct of Nonylphenol. Nonylphenol Ethoxylates vary in physical appearance from clear or slightly hazy, colorless liquids to white solids, depending upon the level of ethoxylation. Nonylphenol Ethoxylates up to 6 Moles are water dispersible. The high-mole ethoxylates greater than 7 moles & above usually are soluble in water & also soluble in most Polar solvents. In general, with increase in the ethylene oxide chain attached to Nonylphenol hydrophobe increases the HLB value (water solubility), pour point, cloud point, density, viscosity, and flash point of the ethoxylate.
Nonylphenol Ethoxylates are widely used as excellent emulsion stabilizer. it has Good Solubility in presence of electrolytes & caustic. Nonylphenol Ethoxylates has High HLB (Hydrophilic–lipophilic balance) emulsifier and dispersant, can be used in Industrial and institutional cleaners, Agricultural chemicals and Textile and leather processing.
Nonylphenol Ethoxylates can also be used in ether sulfates and ether carboxylates, Cosmetics as well as other industrial and agricultural applications.