"Octoxynol" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Nonionic surfactant mixtures varying in the number of repeating ethoxy (oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) groups. They are used as detergents, emulsifiers, wetting agents, defoaming agents, etc. Octoxynol-9, the compound with 9 repeating ethoxy groups, is a spermatocide.
- Octylphenoxy Polyethoxyethanol
- Polyethoxyethanol, Octylphenoxy
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