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Sorbitan Mono Oleate (SMO)

Product Specification

HLB 4.3
FormOliy liquid
Acid Value Max 8 mgKOH/gm
Saponification Value145-160 mgKOH/gm
Sorbitol, Sorbitan and Isosorbide esters contentMin 95%
 Hydroxyl Value193-210 mgKOH/gm
Heavy Metals (as Pb)Max 10mg/kg
ArsenicMax3 mg/kg
CadmiumMax 1 mg/kg
MercuryMax 1mg/kg


Sorbitan Mono-Oleate is produced by the esterification of soritil with commercial oleic acid derived from fats and oils and consists of approximately 95% of a mixture of the esters of sorbitol and uts mono- and di-anhydrides. It is an amber coloured oily liquid with a slight characteristic odour. It is dispersible in hot and cold water.

Application in food

Cakes and Cake mixes

Whipped creams based on dairy and vegetable fats

Icings and toppings for bakery goods / wares

Sugar Confectinery

Dietary food supplements

Carriers and solvents for colours and anti foaming agents

Margarine, Salad Dressings and Sauses

Liquid tea concentrate’s and Liquid fruit and herbal infusion concentrates

Instant yeast

Non-food Application

Used as a lubricant and emulsifier in the textile industry

Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals
Used in conjunction with polyxyethylene (20) Sorbitan Estersin the preparation of stable water-in-oil and oil-in-water emulsions.

Plastic Food Wrap




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