Sorbitan Laurate is a mixture of esters formed from the fatty acid lauric acid and polyols derived from sorbitol, including sorbitan and isosorbide.
- Sorbitan laurate is a common component in laundry products, cleaners, aerosol sprays, disinfectants, pest control sprays, polishes, water softeners, coatings, paints, thinners, paint removers and cosmetics.
- As a food additive, it is designated with the E number E493.
- The chemical structure of the Sorbitan laurate combines a good environmental profile, especially in terms of ready biodegradability and no harmful effects on aquatic life, with the structural features required for their manifold uses.
Please consult your pharmacist
Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorbitan_monolaurate
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