Kemsurf OS38

Product Category: Anionics

Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulphonate (Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate)

Synonym: Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, AOS


A mixture of long chain sulphonate salts from the sulphonation of C14-16 alpha olefins. Consists of sodium alkene sulphonate and sodium  hydroxyalkane sulphonates.

Key Properties

  • Are more soluble than the dodecylbenzenesulphonates and alky sulphates due to the hydroxy group and the presence of unsaturated links in alkenyl derivatives

  • Good chemical stability can be used in strong acid or alkaline formulations

  • Give excellent cleaning and foaming in hard water

  • Foams well in the presence of sebum

  • Good foam stability

Wetting draves 0.5g/l  classed as medium to high wetting power

Foaming Characteristics - Scale based on the most powerful foaming agent on our range


  • Liquid hand soap

  • Foaming agent for personal care

  • Detergent for household and toiletries

  • Emulsion polymerisation

  • Shampoos - will not strip the hair of natural oils. When used in combination with betaines (Amphokem CAB) or amine oxides (Lansurf CAO) a similar performance to an alkyl sulphate (Kemsurf DSA) can be achieved

  • Liquid dishwashing

  • Firefighting foams


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