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Sorbitan Monolaurate, 500 ml, Each

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Sorbitan Monolaurate, 500mL, Each

Cas#: 5959-89-7

Synonyms: Sorbitan monolaurate, Span 20, Arlacel 20, Sorbitan laurate

Molecular Formula: C18H34O6

Sorbitan monolaurate is classified as a mixture of esters formulated through lauric acid and polyols derived from sorbitol, which includes isosorbide and sorbitan. This technological additive is intended to be used as an emulsifier in feedings for animals at a concentration of 85 mg/kg complete feed. Sorbitan monolaurate is not considered to be a skin sensitizer as it is irritant to skin and eyes. 

Sorbitan Monolaurate, also known as sorbitan laurate, is a mix of esters from the fatty acid lauric acid used as a food additive emulsifier to keep water and oils mixed. Ungraded products supplied by Spectrum are indicative of a grade suitable for general industrial use or research purposes and typically are not suitable for human consumption or therapeutic use.


(1)   "Sorbitan Monolaurate"(PDF). Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FNP 52 Add 8 (2000).

(2)   EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (EFSA FEEDAP Panel), Bampidis V, Azimonti G, Bastos ML, Christensen H, Dusemund B, Kouba M, Kos Durjava M, López-Alonso M, López Puente S, Marcon F, Mayo B, Pechová A, Petkova M, Ramos F, Sanz Y, Villa RE, Woutersen R, Aquilina G, Bories G, Chesson A, Nebbia C, Renshaw D, Innocenti ML, Gropp J. Safety and efficacy of sorbitan monolaurate as a feed additive for all animal species. EFSA J. 2019 Mar 27;17(3):e05651. doi: 10.2903/j.efsa.2019.5651. PMID: 32626271; PMCID: PMC7009278.

  • Size: 500mL
  • Manufacturer: Spectrum Chemical
  • Catalog Number: SPA20
  • CAS #: 1338-39-2
  • MSDS: Material Safety Data Sheet
  • Tariff No. 3402135000

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