Ethomeen C25

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[Azco Nobel Chemicals, Inc., Chicago, IL] A registered trademark for a transparent, yellow liquid Emulsifier composed of Polyoxyethylene(15)cocoamine. Ethomeen® C/25 is corrosive alkaline liquid. It is used in a formulation for a cleaning gel developed by Richard Wolbers.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Ethomeen C 25; PEG-15 Cocamine; polyoxyethylene(15)cocoamine;


  • Alkaline.
  • Skin contact will cause irritation.
  • Flammable. Flash point = 500 F
  • Talas: MSDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in most polar and nonpolar solvents.

CAS 61791-14-8
Melting Point 300 C
Density 1.042 g/ml
Boiling Point -10 C

Resources and Citations

  • Richard C. Wolbers, Nanette T. Sterman, Chris Stavroudis, Notes for Workshop on New Methods in the Cleaning of Paintings, J.Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 1990
  • Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997
  • Teri Hensick, contributed information, 1998
  • Conservation Materials Ltd., Catalog