ESTEROL 232 Diethylene Glycol mono Oleate (GF)

Product Description

Esterol 232™ is a nonionic surfactant derived from natural oils of the fatty acid glycol type. A good general purpose emulsifier it is readily biodegradable and has low toxicity characteristics.


CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: Diethylene Glycol Monooleate

CHARACTERISTICS: ESTEROL 232 is a clear red/brown liquid with a mild fatty odour.

Product Performance

ESTEROL 232TM is a nonionic surfactant of the fatty acid ethoxylate type. These surfactants are good general purpose emulsifiers for vegetable oils and their derivatives as well as mineral oils. ESTEROL 232TM has an HLB of approximately 5, is anhydrous, soluble in most oils, and is less hazardous both environmentally and for human contact than most other nonionic surfactant types.

Product Usage

  • Personal Care: Emulsifier and Thickener
  • Printing: Thickener and Emulsifier for printing paste
  • Paint: Emulsifier
  • Paper: Defoamer
  • Key Points

  • Readily Biodegradable means that it will have a low environmental impact.
  • Excellent emulsifying capability that can be used in both oil-in-water and water-in-oil systems.
  • Low toxicity means that it poses a low health and safety risk for users.
  • Evaluation and Testing

  • Moisture 0.2%
  • Colour 12 Gardner<
  • SG (20ºC) 0.94
  • Acid Value 8
  • HLB 5
  • Storage and Safety


    When stored indoors at temperatures below 40ºC and in closed original containers, this product can be stored for at least 1 year. Refer to MSDS at for further information


    Esterol 232TM is of low toxicity. It is readily biodegradable and not classified as a dangerous good. According to experience this product is considered to be harmless to health if used in the correct manner. Skin and eye contact should be avoided. Refer to MSDS at