D’Limonene Emulsifiers

DeForest D'Limonene Emulsifiers

Our D’Limonene emulsifiers are designed to easily emulsify D’Limonene, forming clear emulsion concentrates with excellent stability. Dilutions will be clear or opaque depending on your choice of emulsifier.

DeMULS DLN-532CE MOD

A 97% active emulsifier used to create clear, concentrated D’Limonene microemulsions containing as much as 50% D’Limonene. The clear concentrates can be diluted up to 32:1 with water to form clear dilutions. This emulsifier also has excellent wetting properties, is inherently biodegradable, and non-phenolic. May also serve as an effective emulsifier or solubilizer for other oils and solvents. Note: This product contains DEA. Please see DeMULS DLN-2314 listed below for a DEA-free alternative.

Clear D’Limonene Emulsions

# Ingredients Formulations (% By Weight)
A B C D E F
1 D’Limonene 5.0 10.0 20.0 30.0 40.0 50.0
2 Butyl Carbitol 2.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 5.0 0.0
3 DeMULS DLN-532CE MOD 6.0 12.0 22.0 32.0 40.0 50.0
4 Tap Water 87.0 78.0 58.0 36.0 15.0 0.0
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Procedure: Mix ingredients 1 through 3 with moderate agitation until clear. Add half of the water and mix well. Slowly add the balance of water and mix until well blended and clear.

Formulations A through F can be diluted up to 32:1 with tap water and will remain clear for at least eight hours. If clarity of the dilutions is required for more than eight hours, formulations should be diluted with distilled or deionized water instead of tap water.

As with all emulsions, stability may be affected by temperature. The above emulsions should be stored at temperatures between 50°F – 90°F. If emulsions freeze, gently warm to 70°F – 80°F and mix well. Emulsions will clear.

 

DeMULS DLN-622EG

A 100% active, cost effective emulsifier for D’Limonene and other solvents. It’s an excellent choice for developing D’Limonene microemulsion concentrates that form opaque, blooming dilutions in water. This emulsifier is biodegradable and non-phenolic. Note: Contains DEA. For a DEA-free alternative, please see DeMULS DLN-2314 listed below.

Clear D’Limonene Emulsions

# Ingredients Formulations (% By Weight)
A B C D E F
1 D’Limonene 5.0 10.0 20.0 30.0 40.0 50.0
2 Butyl Carbitol 5.0 5.0 7.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
3 DeMULS DLN-622EG 5.0 9.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 20.0
4 EDTA Na4 (40%) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
5 Tap Water 83.0 74.0 56.0 38.0 23.0 18.0
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Procedure: Add the first 3 ingredients and mix until clear and well blended. Slowly add ingredients 4 and 5 with continuous, moderate agitation. Continue mixing until product is clear and homogeneous.
These formulations are clear emulsions which form opaque, blooming emulsions when diluted with water.

D’Limonene Clear Gels

# Ingredients Formulations (% By Weight)
A B C
1 Tap Water 65.0 60.0 50.0
2 DeMULS DLN-622EG 15.0 17.0 10.0
3 Deceth-6 7.5 6.5 10.0
4 Deceth-4 7.5 6.5 10.0
5 D’Limonene 5.0 10.0 20.0
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Procedure: Add ingredients 1 through 4 in the order listed with continuous agitation until well blended. Heat mixture to 50°C – 55°C and with moderate agitation, slowly add D’Limonene, maintaining temperature. Continue blending until homogeneous and clear. The results is a clear liquid at 50°C – 55°C which will gel upon cooling.

Corrosion Resistant Economical Cleaner

# Ingredient Formulation (% By Weight)
1 DI Water 75.0
2 Trisodium Phosphate (TSP) 5.0
3 DeMULS DLN-622EG 12.0
4 D’Limonene 5.0
5 DeCORE IMT-100LF 3.0
Total 100.0

Procedure: Add water and TSP; mix until homogenous. Add ingredients 3 and 4; continue mixing until well blended. Solution will be hazy and slightly viscous until addition of DeCORE IMT-100LF, our multifunctional corrosion inhibitor which also serves as a hydrotrope in this formulation. Continue mixing until clear and homogenous.

pH as-is: ~ 11

 

DeMULS DLN-2314

An easy-to-use, versatile DEA-free D’Limonene emulsifier used to create clear D’Limonene concentrates that remain clear upon dilution with water. Additionally, this emulsifier will produce clear D’Limonene gels exhibiting vertical cling properties for specialty cleaning applications.

Easy to handle in cold temperatures and if frozen, can be thawed at room temperature without heating or mixing. Compared to DeMULS DLN-532CE MOD, it has better or equal performance and is more cost effective for creating D’Limonene microemulsions. Plus, it’s DEA-free. Below are several suggested starting formulations:

D’Limonene Microemulsions
(Clear Dilutions)

# Ingredient Formulations (% By Weight)
A B C D
1 D’Limonene 5.0 10.0 20.0 40.0
2 DeMULS DLN-2314 7.0 12.0 22.0 45.0
3 Tap Water 88.0 78.0 58.0 15.0
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Procedure: Mix ingredients 1 & 2 with moderate agitation until clear.

Add half of the water and mix well. Slowly add balance of water and mix until well blended and clear.

Dilute as desired with tap water to form clear dilutions.

 

Clear D’Limonene Gel

# Ingredient Formulation (% By Weight)
1 D’Limonene 35.0
2 DeMULS DLN-2314 35.0
3 Tap Water 30.0
Total 100.0

Procedure: Combine first two ingredients and mix until will blended. Slowly add water and mix until clear. A soft gel forms.

Gel may be diluted as desired to form clear dilutions.

 

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