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Brij® C10, Polyethylene glycol hexadecyl ether, Polyoxyethylene (10) cetyl ether
Linear Formula:
C16H33(OCH2CH2)nOH, n~10
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mol wt

average Mn ~683

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Use of Renewable Feedstocks
Design for Degradation
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32-34 °C (lit.)

acid number

≤1.0 mg KOH/g

hydroxyl value

75‑90 mg KOH/g


0.977 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)



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General description

ECO Brij® C10 is an ethoxylated natural fatty alcohol, a nonionic bio-based surfactant produced from naturally occurring straight chain cetyl alcohol. This naturally derived detergent offers a number of functional benefits including detergency, wetting and dispersing making it suitable for a range of applications in biochemical and biological research.
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".


Brij® C10 is a surfactant that can be used for applications such as: improving the wetting of PEDOT:PSS which can further be used in the fabrication of thin film transistors, formation of reverse micelles for the synthesis of high yielding nanostructures, in the preparation of platinum electrode for fuel cell applications

Features and Benefits

  • 100 % Renewable
  • 100 % Bio-based
  • Certified to the USDA BioPreferred Program
  • Lower carbon footprint than petrochemical-based versions
  • High-purity chemical suitable for a wide variety of research applications

Legal Information

Brij is a registered trademark of Croda International PLC
ECO BRIJ is a registered trademark of Croda Inc.



Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 2

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

302.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

150 °C - closed cup

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Strategy for preparation of transparent organic thin film transistors with PEDOT:PSS electrodes and a polymeric gate dielectric
Albrecht G, et al.
Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 40, 772-776 (2015)
Electrodeposited Mesoporous Pt for Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells Anodes
Doan N
International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 11(4), 7631-7643 (2016)
Scalable synthesis of sub-100 nm hollow carbon nanospheres for energy storage applications
Zhao H, et al.
Nano Research, 11(4), 1822-1833 (2018)
Xue Li et al.
Chemosphere, 78(6), 752-759 (2009-12-17)
Currently, soil contamination by polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) at e-waste recycling sites in China is of significant environmental concern and requires the identification of appropriate remediation technologies. In this paper, photodestruction of a model PBDE congener (BDE-99) in selected UV/surfactant
J Sýkora et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1788(2), 324-332 (2008-12-17)
The effect of non-ionic detergents on baclofen (GABAB-R agonist)-stimulated G-protein activity was measured as a [(35)S]GTPgammaS binding assay in the plasma membranes (PM) isolated from the brain tissue. The effect was clearly biphasic--a decrease in the activity was followed by

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