An oily liquid derived from PEG-ylated sorbitan (a derivative of sorbitol) esterified with fatty acids.
Other Known Names: PEG(20)sorbitan monolaurate, Alkest TW 20, Tween 20
Molecular Formula: C58H114O26
Applications: pharmaceutical, food additive, detergent, emulsifier, wetting agent
Molar Mass: 1227.54 g/mol
Appearance: Clear, Yellow to Yellow-green Viscous Liquid
Density: ~1.1 g/mL
Boiling Point: >100°C