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TEA-DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE

CAS Number 27323-41-7 / 68411-31-4
Chem/IUPAC Name: Dodecylbenzenesulphonic acid, compound with 2,2',2''-nitrilotriethanol (1:1)
EINECS/ELINCS No: 248-406-9 / 270-116-6
COSING REF No: 80634
TEA-DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE
TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate is a cleansing agent used in a variety of cosmetic and personal care products. It mixes well with both oil and water components to wash away the dirt on the surface and leave it fresh and revived. TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate appears as a clear yellow liquid that is odorless. This surfactant is also known as dodecyl benzenesulfonate acid and is used to improve the consistency and texture of a product. The chemical formula of TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate is C18H30O3S.C6H15NO3.

What is TEA-DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE used for?

TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate is quite an effective cleanser that can be found in a great number of cosmetic and personal care products. The most common products with this ingredient are shampoos, body washes, and cleansers.
  • Hair care: It is added to hair care products because of its cleansing abilities. The addition of this ingredient allows the product to mix well with oil and dirt on the scalp and washes it off to leave it clean
  • Cosmetic products: It is an emulsifier that keeps the formulation well mixed and gives the product a rich creamy texture. This ingredient also reduces the surface tension of other ingredients to stabilize the final product

Origin

TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate is made by the reaction of sodium benzenesulfonate with tea extract or tannic acid. The resultant is filtered and neutralized with sodium hydroxide which is later dried and purified.

What does TEA-DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE do in a formulation?

  • Cleansing
  • Foaming
  • Surfactant

Safety Profile of TEA-DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE

TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate is safe for hair and skin when used up to a concentration of 1% or less. High concentrations may lead to side effects such as skin and scalp irritation. Although this ingredient works well for all skin and hair types, a patch test must be performed. Further, it is generally not considered vegan.

TEA-DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE Alternatives

TEA-DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE Technical profile

Property Values
Boiling Point 360°C
Solubility Soluble in water
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