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Polyethylene glycol monoisohexadecyl ether; Polyethylene glycol isocetyl ether
3D model (JSmol)
|HO(C2H4O)nC16H33; n ≈ 20|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Isoceteth-20 is a polyethylene glycol ether formed by the ethoxylation of iso-cetyl alcohol; with the general formula HO(C2H4O)nC16H33 where n has an average value of 20. It is a nonionic surfactant used as an emulsifier in some personal care products. However, as iso-cetyl alcohol is rare in nature isoceteth-20 does not see widespread use.
- Cetomacrogol 1000 - a similar material made from cetyl alcohol
- Isoceteth-20 at cosmeticanalysis.com