Lansurf AE253 is a biodegradable nonionic surfactant created through the reaction of ethylene oxide with a synthetic C13/15 middle fraction primary alcohol. This product is compatible with soaps, anionic, cationic, and other nonionic surfactants. It exhibits good water/oil emulsification, wetting, and detergency. At 25°C, it appears as a clear to slightly hazy liquid, free from foreign matter, with a characteristic odor.

Chemical Name: Alcohols, C12-15, ethoxylated

CAS Number: 68131-39-5

Functions: Emulsifier, Surfactant, Surfactant (Nonionic), Wetting Agent

Chemical Family: Alcohol Ethoxylates

Labeling Claims: Biodegradable, Foreign matter-free

Synonyms: Ethoxylated C12-15 alcohols, Ethoxylated C12-15 alcs.

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Applicable Processes
I&I Cleaning Applications

Lansurf AE253 can be used in applications such as:

  • Emulsification of mineral oils
  • Waxes and hydrocarbon solvents
  • Emulsion polymerisation
  • Emulsifier for agrochemical formulations
  • Textile scouring
  • Wetting agent
  • I+I cleaning


Physical Form
Clear to slightly hazy liquid free from foreign matter (at 25°C)
Insoluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Flash Point140 - 160°COpen Cup
Hydrophilic-Lyphophilic Balance Value7.8--
Moles of Ethylene Oxide3--
Pour Point3.0°C-
Solid Content100.0%-
Specific Gravity (at 20°C)0.92--
Viscosity (at 25°C)35cP-
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Colormax. 50Hazen-
pH (5% aqueous)5.0 - 7.0--

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

Lansurf AE253 can be supplied in bulk road tankers, IBC’s and 200kg nett drums.

Storage & Handling

Handling Information
  • Stainless steel, polyethylene or glass lined equipment is necessary for the storage of Lansurf AE253 in order to prevent corrosion and subsequent contamination.
  • This material can separate on standing and at low temperatures. May require agitation and warming prior to use.