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[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 23

Brij 35

Brij 72

Brij S 100

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in water, acetone and lower alcohols. Insoluble in aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons.

Resources and Citations

  • 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