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Cola®Fax 3372

DESCRIPTION
Cola®Fax 3372 is an organic phosphate ester surfactant that is chemically stable and
soluble in strong alkaline and salt solutions. Cola®Fax 3372 is an ideal hydrotrope and
coupling agent for nonionics and other detergents which are only slightly soluble or
insoluble in high concentrations of electrolytes. Additionally, Cola®Fax 3372 has
outstanding surfactant properties of its own and therefore may be utilized as the sole
active ingredient in many formulations.

FEATURES
Cola®Fax 3372 is a versatile surface active agent offering the following benefits:

• Excellent alkali stability • Strong detergency
• Excellent solubility in highly • Soluble in a wide variety of polar
concentrated and nonpolar alkali and salt
solutions solvents
• Effective coupling and hydrotroping • Biodegradable
agent for a wide variety of materials
• Excellent surfactant properties at all • Good wetting agent from pH 1 to
pH levels pH 14
• Moderate foaming properties

APPLICATIONS
• Household & industrial hard surface • Dry cleaning – antistatic agent;
detergents water solubilizer
• Paper and pulp – deresination • Emulsion polymerization
• Metal cleaners and spray washes • Dispersant
• Agricultural adjuvant for • Textiles – wetting and mercerizing
pesticide/fertilizer mixtures as listed baths
in CFR Title 40, 180.1001d

TYPICAL PROPERTIES STABILITY
®
Appearance Clear liquid Cola Fax 3372 is stable and
Activity 98% compatible with sodium hydroxide,
Moisture 1.5% silicates and other alkaline builders.
Color 3 Gardner Alkaline solutions show no
pH (10% solution) <2 hydrolysis. Acidic solutions are
Acid Value (pH 4.5) 111 stable except when formulated with
Acid Value (pH 9.4) 185 strong mineral acids and held

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Specific Gravity (25°C) 1.07 under extremes of temperatures for
Approximate lbs./gal. 8.9 extended time periods

SOLUBILITY
Cola®Fax 3372 is soluble in a wide variety of polar and nonpolar solvents. The following
list illustrates this property with a number of common materials at a level of 5% active
Cola®Fax 3372.

SOLVENT SOLUBILITY @ SOLVENT SOLUBILITY @
25oC 25oC
Water Soluble Toluene Soluble
Ethanol Soluble Hexane Soluble
Butyl ethoxy ethanol Soluble Mineral oil Dispersible
Trichlorethylene Soluble Cottonseed oil Dispersible
Kerosene Soluble Odorless mineral Dispersible
spirits

HYDROTROPE PROPERTIES
Cola®Fax 3372 is a very effective coupling and hydrotroping agent for nonionics in the
presence of alkaline builder salts. The following tables illustrate this property.

TABLE I
Cola®Fax 3372 REQUIREMENT vs. NONIONIC* CONTENT IN 5% NaOH
Percent by Weight of Cola®Fax 3372 to
give a 70oC Cloud Point
with 1% Nonionic* 0.6
with 2% Nonionic* 1.0
with 3% Nonionic* 2.5
*Igepal CO-710 (GAF)

TABLE II
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Cola Fax 3372 vs. COMPETITIVE HYDROTROPES WITH 1% NONIONIC*
Percent Hydrotrope (active) to give a 70oC Cloud Point
Hydrotrope 5% NaOH 10% NaOH
Cola®Fax 3372 0.55 2.20
Sodium Xylene Sulfonate 2.52 3.30
Dowfax 2A1 0.59 2.20

Cola®Fax 3372 was tested as a hydrotrope in alkaline builder solutions. Table III shows
the percent of Cola®Fax 3372 needed to maintain a 70oC cloud point with 1% nonionic*
in a variety of typical builder solutions.

TABLE III
% Cola Fax 3372 REQUIREMENT FOR 70oC CLOUD POINT
®

Percent Builder
Builder 5% 10% 15% 20% 25%
NaOH 0.55 2.25 Insol. --- ---

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Na2CO3 0.40 1.00 2.00 Insol. ---
Na2SiO3 0.25 0.75 1.50 3.50 Insol.
TKPP 0.25 0.50 0.80 1.50 2.75
*Igepal CO-710 (GAF)

ALKALI SOLUBILITY PROPERTIES

Cola®Fax 3372 displays inverse solubility with increasing temperature in concentrated
alkaline builder solutions. Cloud point information illustrating this behavior is shown in
Table IV.

TABLE IV
1% Cola®Fax 3372 – MAXIMUM ALKALI TOLERANCE vs. TEMPERATURE
Cloud Point Weight Percent of Builder
Temperature % NaOH % Na2CO3 % NaSiO3 % TKPP
o
25 C 16.2 25.4 28.0 35.9
50oC 14.0 23.1 25.0 33.8
100oC 9.7 18.4 19.0 29.4

TEXTILE WETTING PROPERTIES
Cola®Fax 3372 is a highly effective and rapid textile wetting agent as illustrated below.

TABLE V
DRAVES WETTING – Cola®Fax 3372
Percent Concentration Required for 25
Product Second Wetting @ 25oC
Cola®Fax 3372 0.08

TYPICAL FORMULATIONS

HEAVY DUTY DETERGENT ALL PURPOSE HARD SURFACE CLEANER
Compound % Wt. Compound % Wt.
“STAR” Silicate (PQ) 20.0 TKPP 15.0
NaOH (50%) 5.0 NaOH (50%) 1.4
Igepal CO-170 (GAF) 5.0 Cola®Fax 3372 5.0
Cola®Fax 3372 5.0 Cola®Terge APDC 3.0
Water 65.0 Water 75.6
TOTAL 100.0 TOTAL 100.0

CAR/TRUCK ROAD FILM REMOVER INDUSTRIAL HARD SURFACE CLEANERS
Water 74.0 A B
Na2SiO3 (Anhydrous) 1.0 TKPP (60%) 10.0 12.0
Na4EDTA (40%) 19.3 Na2SiO3 (Anhydrous) 2.0 ---

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Cola®Fax 3372 2.0 Na2CO3 --- 3.0
NaOH (50%) 0.7 NaOH (50%) 0.9 1.4
Cola®Terge LFD 3.0 Surfonic N95 (Texaco) 3.0 ---
TOTAL 100.0 Cola®Fax 3372 3.0 5.0
Water 81.1 78.6
TOTAL 100.0 100.0

LIQUID HOUSEHOLD DRAIN CLEANER
Water 88.0
NaOH (Solid) 10.0
Cola®Fax 3372 2.0
TOTAL 100.0

LAST UPDATED 07/14/2006
WARRANTY
Colonial Chemical guarantees that its products meet published specifications. No other warranties or
guarantees are expressed or implied because the use of this material is beyond the control of Colonial
Chemical.
Colonial Chemical, Inc.
www.colonialchem.com

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