Surfactol™ 365 Surfactant in Personal Care

Surfactol 365 Surfactant is a water-dispersible emollient. Based on castor oil, this product may be considered water-soluble and a fragrance solubilizer. It functions well as a component in aqueous gels, hydro-alcoholic solutions, and aqueous solutions. It also functions as a solubilizer for dyes, colorants, perfumes, essential oils, extracts, and other lipophilic materials (such as vitamin E and UV absorbers).

INCI: PEG-40 Castor Oil
Form: Liquid
Properties: Efficient solubilizer and oil/water emulsifier. Non-comedogenic.
Applications: Aqueous gels, hydro-alcoholic solutions, aqueous solutions, fragrances and ancillaries.


Food Colorant

2-Vinylpyridine is the key intermediate in the production of the API, betahistine, an anti-vertigo medicine.

2-Vinylpyridine is a reactive monomer and once polymerized, the nitrogen is less exposed/accessible than its counterpart, 4-Vinylpyridine. It can be copolymerized with many other monomers, in particular cationic monomers, such as acrylamide, acrylates, and also with other vinyl-based monomers (e.g. styrene). The benefit of the addition of a 6-membered heterocyclic moiety is the increased Van der Waals forces which impart better electrostatic forces to the finished polymer, improving adhesion.


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Application Highlights

High End Pigmented Coatings

Used to offset color loss from exposure to light, air, temperature, and other environmental factors

Artifical Food Dye

Used to provide color to otherwise colorless food

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