Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Properties

Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate

Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate-Molecule Struture
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Sodium dodecyl sulfate is an anionic surfactant used in many cleaning and hygiene products. The salt consists of an anionic organosulfate consisting of a 12-carbon tail attached to a sulfate group, giving the material the amphiphilic properties required of a detergent. It is found in higher concentrations with industrial products including engine degreasers, floor cleaners, and car wash soaps. It is used in lower concentrations with toothpastes, shampoos, and shaving foams. It is an important component in bubble bath formulations for its thickening effect and its ability to create a lather.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White crystalline flakes
CAS Number 151-21-3
Density 1.01 g/cm3
EINECS Number 205-788-1
HS Code 29209010
IUPAC Name Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
InChI 1/C12H26O4S.Na/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-16-17(13,14)15;/h2-12H2,1H3,(H,13,14,15);/q;+1/p-1
Melting Point 206 °C
Molar Mass 288.37 g/mol
Molecular Formula C12H25NaO4S
NFPA 704 H-1,F-2,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number WT1050000
Solubility 150 g/l
Synonyms Sodium Monododecyl Sulfate;Sodium Lauryl Sulfate;Sodium Monolauryl Sulfate;Sodium Dodecanesulfate;Dodecyl Alcohol, Hydrogen Sulfate, Sodium Salt;n-Dodecyl Sulfate Sodium;Sulfuric Acid Monododecyl Ester Sodium Salt;Sodium Laurilsulfate;SDS;NaDS;SLS uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X