[ICI Organics, England] Trademark for a series of nonionic surfactants that work well in both alkaline and acidic solutions. They are composed of polyoxyethylene ethers of higher aliphatic alcohols. Brij (TM) surfactants range from liquids to waxy solids and are used as emulsifiers, wetting agents, antistatic agents, defoamers, detergents, and lubricants.
Brij (TM) 23
Brij (TM) 35
Brij (TM) 72
Soluble in water, acetone and lower alcohols. Insoluble in aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 7449
- Gordon Hanlon, contributed information, 1998
- Teri Hensick, contributed information, 1998