|Molecular Weight||604.822 g/mol|
Polysorbates are a class of emulsifiers used in some pharmaceuticals and food preparation. They are often used in cosmetics to solubilize essential oils into water-based products. Polysorbates are oily liquids derived from PEG-ylated sorbitan (a derivative of sorbitol) esterified with fatty acids. Surfactants that are esters of plain (non-PEG-ylated) sorbitan with fatty acids are usually referred to by the name Span. It is often required to quantitate Polysorbate (Polysorbate/Tween 20, Polysorbate/Tween 40, Polysorbate 60/Tween 60 and Polysorbate 80) by HPLC in various formulations. Polysorbates exist in form of oligomers. All oligomers are separated on Primesep D HPLC column. One of the oligomers can be used in quantitating polysorbate in various drug and food formulations.
|Column||Primesep D, 3.2x50 mm, 5 µm, 100A|
|Flow Rate||0.5 ml/min|
|Class of Compounds||Drug, Acid, Hydrophilic, Ionizable, Vitamin, Supplements, Amino acid|
|Analyzing Compounds||Glycine, Histidine, Sucrose, Polysorbate 20|