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  • Need Help!!! Solubility of Ceteareth-20

    Posted by William_Wijaya on September 27, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Dear All…  i have a question about solubility of Ceteareth-20

    today i purchased Ceteareth-20 from my local supplier, but i worried if supplier give me wrong item

    try to mix water, alcohol and ceteareth-20 together in glass besker, after 5 minutes and there is no reaction, i try to heat till ceteareth-20 full dissolve, but still not soluble with water+alcohol (50/50)

    any one to help me to make sure?? i worried my supplier sell to me ordinary cetyl alcohol, and not ceteareth-20 

    Dirtnap1 replied 5 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • ngarayeva001

    September 27, 2018 at 9:19 am

    I had the same experience with Ceteareth-25, and I believe they must be similar. If you want to check if this is an emulsifiyer, try to make an emulsion with it in a regular way (put it in an oil phase and melt it then mix with hot water phase). Cetyl Alcohol won’t form an emulsion.

  • William_Wijaya

    September 27, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    yes, i was try this methode, start with 5 gram ceteareth-20 and 5ml coconut oil and 5ml hot water.. and can’t be emulsion 

  • Dirtnap1

    September 27, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    What temp are you melting and combining the phases at? Bring to at least 82 c and mix well. Cet 20/25 likes to clump when water is added until mixed from my experience.

    I would contact your supplier and make sure it is what you ordered.

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