T-Det® N 8 is an anhydrous liquid nonionic surface-active agent produced by the reaction of nonylphenol with 8 moles of ethylene oxide. Non-ionics are stable, non-corrosive products in an anhydrous state. They are used in agricultural chemicals, dry cleaning, emulsifier, leather processing, metal processing, petroleum products, and paper processing.

Chemical Name: 4-Nonylphenol, branched, ethoxylated 1 - 2.5 moles ethoxylated, Poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(propylene glycol)-block-poly(ethylene glycol)

Functions: Anti-Freeze Agent, Emulsifier, Intermediate, Stabilizer, Surfactant, Surfactant (Nonionic), Wetting Agent

Labeling Claims: Animal Products-free, BSE-free, Conflict minerals-free, Food Allergen-free, GMO-free, GenX-free, Heavy Metal-free, Irradiation-free, Melamine-free, No Added PFAS, Not Tested on Animals, PFOA-free, PFOS-free, Palm Oil-free, Pesticide-free, Preservative-free, SVHC Chemicals-free

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Identification & Functionality

Agrochemical Functions
Base Chemicals Functions
CASE Ingredients Functions
Cleaning Ingredients Functions

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Compatible Polymers & Resins
Coating Type
Home Care Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications
Recommended Uses & Known Applications
  • Agricultural Chemicals : Can be used as an emulsifier and wetting agent in preparation of agricultural toxicant formulations.
  • Detergents : An intermediate for conversion to the sulfate ester used in the formulation of packaged household cleaners.
  • Dry Cleaning : Effective dry cleaning “soap” additive for chlorinated and petroleum-based solvents. Usually blended with other T-Det “N” series products for best results.
  • Emulsifier : Oil soluble surfactant for emulsifying light oils in water.
  • Leather Processing : Recommended for water washing of salt and greases from skins.
  • Metal Processing : Used in blends with other T-Det “N” series products in preparation of solvent cleaners based on aliphatic hydrocarbons or chlorinated solvents.
  • Paint : (Latex) A color development aid. Stabilizer and emulsifying agent for formulation additives such as alkyd vehicles.
  • Petroleum Products : Gasoline additive to prevent gas line freezing and carburetor


Physical Form
Clear liquid
Mild, aromatic
Compatible with
Anionic surfactants
Stable in
Bases, Acids, Salts
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Moles EO8.0--
Activitymin. 99.5%-
HLB Value12.4--
Cloud Point70 - 80°F-
pH (1% in Water)5 - 7--
Flash Pointmin. 212°FOpen cup
Pour Point30.0°F-
Specific Gravity (at 25ºC)1.05--
Weight (at 25°C)8.75lbs/gal-
Viscosity (at 210°F)63.0Saybolt Universal Seconds-

Regulatory & Compliance

Safety & Health

Toxicity Information

This product is regarded as non-hazardous. However, it is considered to possess low acute oral and skin penetration.  It should not be used in products for internal use.

Storage & Handling

Storage, Stability and Handling Information
  • It should not be mixed with concentrated oxidizing or reducing agents since the mixture of these compounds with organic compounds could form a potentially explosive mixture.
  • T-Det “N” non-ionics are stable non-corrosive products in an anhydrous state.
  • They can be stored in plain steel tanks with piping, valves, and pumps of the same metal.
  • Aqueous solutions of T-Det “N”  surfactants must be stored in stainless steel or plastic lined tanks.
  • The nonyl phenol-ethylene oxide adducts are slightly hydroscopic.
  • Where it is necessary to guard  against atmospheric moisture pick-up, an inert gas blanket may be used.