Octylphenol Ethoxylates are Nonionic surfactants composed of ethylene oxide adduct of Octylphenol. Octylphenol Ethoxylates vary in physical appearance from clear or slightly hazy, colorless liquids to white solids, depending upon the level of ethoxylation. Octylphenol 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 Octylphenol hydrophobe increases the HLB value (water solubility), pour point, cloud point, density, viscosity, and flash point of the ethoxylate.
Octylphenol Ethoxylates can be used in a wide range of applications such as Emulsifiers & Wetting Agents, Industrial and institutional cleaners, Agricultural chemicals and Textile and leather processing.
Octylphenol Ethoxylates can also be used in ether sulfates and ether carboxylates, Cosmetics as well as other industrial and agricultural applications.Octylphenol Ethoxylates can be used to make phosphate esters, which are useful as dispersants, low-foam emulsifiers, and anti-static agents.