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Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate)

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Synonym: SDS, SLS, Sodium dodecyl sulfate, Lauryl sodium sulfate

 

Manufactured using natural C12-14 alcohol which is sulphated and then neutralised to form a sodium salt.

Specification

Appearance @ 25°C

Pale yellow liquid

SAM % (equivalent weight 296)

27.0 - 30.0

pH (5% aqueous)

7.0 - 9.0

Typical Properties

CAS no

68585-47-7

Alternate CAS

151-21-3, 68955-19-1

EINECS

271-557-1

Alternate EINECS

205-788-1, 273-257-1

Activity

28%

Viscosity

50 centipoise @ 25°C

Biodegradability

Readily biodegradable 

INCI

Sodium lauryl sulfate

Key Properties

  • Wetting draves 0.5g/l: classed as medium to high wetting power
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  • Stability - unstable in acidic conditions
  • Excellent foaming and stability

Applications

  • Carpet cleaners

  • Detergent applications

  • Emulsifier for fats

  • Wetting agent in textiles

  • Dye retarder when amine groups on the fabric

  • Shampoo formulations

  • Emulsion Polymerisation (especially Vinyl Chloride, Styrene Butadiene, Acrylics)

  • Wetting agent in paints and coatings

  • Electrophoretic separation of protein and lipids

  • Dispersant in creams and lotions