How can I discover who created an ingredient?

pmapma Member
I'd like to know who created the surfactant . PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, if it was created by Croda, Nikkol, Nihon Emulsion or Nof Corp. (all of them make and sell that surfactant).

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  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Get a sample from each of them with the Certificate of Analysis. Then conduct a study on each sample to see if there is some characteristic that is different about one over any of the others.
  • pmapma Member
    Perry said:
    Get a sample from each of them with the Certificate of Analysis. Then conduct a study on each sample to see if there is some characteristic that is different about one over any of the others.
    Hi Perry, I didn't understood why this test would show which company was the first one to create that ingredient...
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Perhaps I'm not understanding your question.
    Are you asking which company invented a molecule?

    I assumed you had a raw material but didn't know who manufactured it. My answer was telling you one way to identify the manufacturer of a specific sample.

    Perhaps, reword your question? What exactly are you trying to figure out?
  • pmapma Member
    Perry said:
    Perhaps I'm not understanding your question.
    Are you asking which company invented a molecule?

    I assumed you had a raw material but didn't know who manufactured it. My answer was telling you one way to identify the manufacturer of a specific sample.

    Perhaps, reword your question? What exactly are you trying to figure out?

    Yes, I'd like to know which company invented that molecule...
  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    Like Perry, I am puzzled why this info is important, but likely you would have to do a patent search as a first step.
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