Sorbitan trioleate

Liquid, oily, amber-colored, viscous surfactant.

Sorbitan trioleate is an ester made from the combination of sorbitol and oleic acid. It is a yellow to brown colored viscous liquid with a mild odor. It is used as a surfactant and emulsifier in various industries, including food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. It has excellent wetting, dispersing, and solubilizing properties, and is often used in the formulation of personal care products like lotions, creams, and shampoos. It is also used in the manufacture of resins and polymers.

Energy Sector

Sorbitan trioleate finds its application in the energy sector as a lubricant and a surfactant in oil extraction processes. It can help increase the efficiency of oil recovery by reducing the surface tension of water and oil. Furthermore, it can also be used in the production of biodiesel as an emulsifier to stabilize the mixture of oil and alcohol during the transesterification process. Its low toxicity, biodegradability, and effectiveness make it an attractive option for the energy sector.


Sorbitan trioleate is widely used in the food industry as a food emulsifier. It is commonly found in baked goods, confectionery, and chocolate products. It helps to improve the texture, stability, and appearance of these products. Sorbitan trioleate is also used as a food additive in salad dressings, sauces, and spreads. It is valued for its ability to prevent oil separation and enhance the flavor of these products. In addition, it is approved by regulatory agencies such as the FDA and EFSA for use in food applications, making it a popular choice for food manufacturers.

CAS No.: 26266-57-9


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