Sodium lauryl sulfate is one of the most common anionic surfactants used in the preparation of detergents such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, as well as many cleaning and beauty products. Also, this compound dissolves in water in any proportion and is of great environmental importance due to its degradability. Shanghai Chemex is one of the most reputable suppliers of this chemical in the world.
Physical and Chemical Properties:
Sodium lauryl sulfate is an anionic surfactant that is naturally obtained from coconut oil or palm kernel oil. The compound usually appears as a filament or a white or cream-colored powder; In the table below some of the chemical and physical properties of this product are mentioned:
|Molecular Weight (g/mol)||288.372|
|Melting point (° C)||206|
|Solubility||Soluble in water|
|Synonyms||Titania, Rutile, Anatase, Brookite|
|color||white or cream|
|form||crystals, flakes, or powder|
|Chemical Structure Depiction|
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Structure:
SLS chemical structure consists of a chain consisting of 12 carbons attached to a sulfate group. Since its hydrocarbon chain combines with the polar “group head”, it brings amphiphilic properties in the sense that its molecule will have both hydrophilic and hydrophobic parts.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Production:
Sodium lauryl sulfate is produced in several stages, first by the reaction of sulfuric acid with lauryl hydrogen alcohol, lauryl sulfate is produced, then by increasing hydrogen carbonate, the final product is produced.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Uses:
In addition to being used in the detergent industry, the above combination can also be used in the food, medical and other industries. In the following, we will pay more attention to these uses.
In medicine, this substance is used as a laxative and is also added as an additive to some types of aspirin to increase their solubility.
It is interesting to know that this substance is also used as an oral additive and is often used as an emulsifier or thickener in products such as marshmallows, egg powder, and Nescafe ready-made powders.
Sodium lauryl sulfate is an important ingredient in detergents and health products and is used in beauty products, hair, creams, etc.
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Sodium lauryl sulfate is corrosive and can irritate the skin. To maintain this material, care must be taken to prevent fire and flame from the above product. To store and maintain this compound, be sure to keep it away from oxidants and strong acids. Ambient temperature is the most suitable temperature for maintaining this material.
Packing and Storage:
It is better to store this material in suitable containers and away from the heat in a dry environment. Under normal circumstances, this material can be stored for up to one year.