Polysorbate 80 BP

Test Specification….BP
Characters It occurs as an oily, colourless or brownish-yellow, clear or slightly opalescent liquid

Test (A)

Test (B)





(a)Infrared Absorption Spectrophotometry

(b)Hydroxyl Value

(c) Saponification Value

(d) Composition of fatty acids

(e) Specified Test. The solution becomes blue.

Solubility Dispersible in water, in anhydrous ethanol, in ethyl acetate and in methanol, practically insoluble in fatty oils and in liquid paraffin.
Relative density About 1.10
Viscosity About 400 mPa.s at 25OC
Acid Value Not more than 2.0%
Hydroxyl Value Between 65 to 80
Peroxide Value Not more than 10
Saponification Value Between 45 to 55, determined on 4.0g
Composition of Fatty Acid

a)      Myristic Acid

b)      Palmitic Acid

c)       Palmitoleic Acid

d)      Stearic Acid

e)      Oleic Acid

f)        Linoleic Acid

g)      Linolenic Acid

Specified Test

Not more than 5.0%

Not more than 16.0%

Not more than 8.0%

Not more than 6.0%

Not less than 58.0%

Not more than 18.0%

Not more than 4.0%

Ethylene Oxide Not more than 1 ppm
Dioxan Not more than 10 ppm
Water Not more than 3.0%, determined on 1.00g
Total Ash Not more than 0.25%, determined on 2.0g

Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


GLP, cGMP (FDA) Approved, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 17025, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, FSSAI, Halal and Kosher certified.
We observe WHO Good manufacturing practice and Good laboratory practice.

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