All Photos(2)





greener alternative
Sign Into View Organizational & Contract Pricing

Select a Size

TWEEN® 65, Polyoxyethylenesorbitan Tristearate
CAS Number:
MDL number:



Quality Level


liquid (may appear solid at room temperature )


Stearic acid, ≥40% (balance primarily palmitic acid)

greener alternative product characteristics

Use of Renewable Feedstocks
Design for Degradation
Learn more about the Principles of Green Chemistry.



greener alternative category

Looking for similar products? Visit Product Comparison Guide

General description

We are committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. This product is a biobased surfactant and is aligned with the 7th principle of Green Chemistry "Use of Renewable Feedstocks" and the 10th principle "Design for Degradation".

TWEEN 65 is a fatty acid polyoxyethylene ester of sorbitan.


TWEEN 65 has been used in a study as a carbon source for the reductive dechlorination of hexachlorobenzene in a mixed, methanogenic culture. It has also been used in a study to investigate its ability to stimulate growth of the hypocotyl of Amaranthus caudatus L.

Features and Benefits

  • 100 % Renewable
  • 100 % Bio-based
  • Certified to the USDA BioPreferred Program
  • Lower carbon footprint than petrochemical-based versions

Legal Information

TWEEN is a registered trademark of Croda International PLC

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



Flash Point(F)

300.2 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

149.00 °C - closed cup

Certificates of Analysis (COA)

Search for Certificates of Analysis (COA) by entering the products Lot/Batch Number. Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product’s label following the words ‘Lot’ or ‘Batch’.

Already Own This Product?

Documents related to the products that you have purchased in the past have been gathered in the Document Library for your convenience.

Visit the Document Library

Difficulty Finding Your Product Or Lot/Batch Number?

Product numbers are combined with Pack Sizes/Quantity when displayed on the website (example: T1503-25G). Please make sure you enter ONLY the product number in the Product Number field (example: T1503).


Product Number
Pack Size/Quantity

Additional examples:





enter as 1.000309185)

Having trouble? Feel free to contact Technical Service for assistance.

Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product's label following the words 'Lot' or 'Batch'.

Aldrich Products

  • For a lot number such as TO09019TO, enter it as 09019TO (without the first two letters 'TO').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as 05427ES-021, enter it as 05427ES (without the filling-code '-021').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as STBB0728K9, enter it as STBB0728 without the filling-code 'K9'.

Not Finding What You Are Looking For?

In some cases, a COA may not be available online. If your search was unable to find the COA you can request one.

Request COA

Study on thermal induced phase inversion of concentratedO/W emulsions stabilized by various tween emulsifiers
Dokic , P. and P. Sherman
Coll. Polymer Sci., 258, 1159-1159 (1980)
Tween surfactants stimulate growth of Amaranthus Seedlings
Knypl, J.
Zeitschrift fur Pflanzenphysiologie, 81, 147-147 (1977)
D H Yeh et al.
Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research, 52(1-2), 343-349 (2005-09-27)
Three structurally-related, nonionic, polysorbate surfactants (Tween 60, 61, and 65) were used as the sole carbon source to sustain the microbial, sequential reductive dechlorination of hexachlorobenzene (HCB) in a mixed, methanogenic culture derived from a contaminated estuarine sediment. The surfactants
Rafaela C Sartore et al.
PloS one, 6(6), e20667-e20667 (2011-06-16)
The existence of loss and gain of chromosomes, known as aneuploidy, has been previously described within the central nervous system. During development, at least one-third of neural progenitor cells (NPCs) are aneuploid. Notably, aneuploid NPCs may survive and functionally integrate

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

Contact Technical Service