Agent Name

(C14-C18) Alkyl alcohol sulfuric acid sodium salt

CAS Number

68081-98-1

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

(C14-C18) Alkyl alcohol sulfuric acid, sodium salt; (C14-C18) Alkylalcohol sulfuric acid, sodium salt; SDA 17-062-04; Sulfuric acid, mono-C14-18-alkyl esters, sodium salts; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Emulsifiers/Surfactants

Sources/Uses

An anionic surfactant used in consumer, commercial, and institutional detergents and cleaning products; Alkyl sulfates are also found in a wide variety of household products such as toothpastes, shampoos, antacids, and cosmetics, with other uses including emulsion polymerization, froth flotation in pharmaceuticals, pigment dispersion, fire fighting foams, emulsifiers for insecticides, printing ink manufacture, additives in plastics and paints, food and feed applications, adhesives, paper and paperboard, coatings, closures, rubber articles, and textiles; [OECD SIDS]

Comments

Alkyl sulfates demonstrate decreasing irritation and acute toxicity with increasing carbon chain length; May cause corrosive injuries to skin and eyes; No skin sensitization; May cause liver injury; [OECD SIDS]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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