The ethoxylation reaction - adding ethylene oxide (EO) to the compounds containing dissociated protons can generate a variety of ethoxylates for many applications. The formed ethoxylates have the following general structure:
Where, R can be but not limited to the following compounds: Fatty Alcohol Fatty Acid Fatty Amine Alcohol Alkyl Phenol. The properties of the ethoxylates may be tuned significantly by changing n - the addition number of ethylene oxide. Furthermore, if the compound, R, has multiple end groups of hydroxyl, carboxyl, or amine, the final ethoxylate can appear as a multiple PEG arm structure.
We are well prepared to perform ethoxylation services with your designated initial compounds. On the other hand, propoxylation - a similar reaction process of using propylene oxide (PO) can also be done in our lab, which will make different propoxylates, even copolymers of PO/EO when PO and EO are used simultaneously.
Please contact us to see how we can meet your needs for ethoxylation or propoxylation via our services.
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