Sorbitan sesquioleate (Arlacel 83)

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Sorbitan sesquioleate (Arlacel 83) is a mixed ester of oleic acid and hexitol anhydrides derived from sorbitol used as emulsifier.
Sorbitan sesquioleate are oil-soluble, water-dispersible, nonionic surfactants which function as water-in-oil emulsifiers.



Arlacel 83
Sorbitan sesquioleate



Pharmaceutical creams and lotions
Polysorb Hydrate





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Hannuksela, M., M. Kousa, and V. Pirila, Contact sensitivity to emulsifiers. Contact Dermatitis, 1976. 2(4): p. 201-4.


Larmi, E., A. Lahti, and M. Hannuksela, Effects of sorbitan sesquioleate on non-immunologic immediate contact reactions to benzoic acid. Contact Dermatitis, 1988. 19(5): p. 368-71.


Tosti, A., et al., Prevalence and sources of sensitization to emulsifiers: a clinical study. Contact Dermatitis, 1990. 23(2): p. 68-72.


Enders, F., B. Przybilla, and J. Ring, Patch testing with fragrance-mix and its constituents: discrepancies are largely due to the presence or absence of sorbitan sesquioleate. Contact Dermatitis, 1991. 24(3): p. 238-9.


Mallon, E. and S.M. Powell, Sorbitan sesquioleate--a potential allergen in leg ulcer patients. Contact Dermatitis, 1994. 30(3): p. 180-1.


Pasche-Koo, F., et al., High sensitization rate to emulsifiers in patients with chronic leg ulcers. Contact Dermatitis, 1994. 31(4): p. 226-8.


Hardy, M.P. and H.I. Maibach, Contact urticaria syndrome from sorbitan sesquioleate in a corticosteroid ointment. Contact Dermatitis, 1995. 32(2): p. 114.






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