Agent Name

Sodium cumenesulfonate

CAS Number

28348-53-0

Formula

C9-H12-O3-S.Na

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Benzenesulfonic acid, (1-methylethyl)-, sodium salt; Sodium cumenesulphonate; ar-Cumenesulfonic acid, sodium salt; [ChemIDplus] Cumenesulfonic acid, sodium salt; Cumenesulfonate, sodium salt; Sodium cumene sulfonate; Benzenesulfonic acid (1 methylethyl) sodium salt; Methylethylbenzenesulfonate, sodium salt; [Reference #1] CumolsulfonsaeureNaSalz; Natriumcumolsulfonat; [IUCLID]

Category

Benzenesulfonic Acid Derivatives

Description

White to cream powder; [Chem Service MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a coupling agent to solubilize water insoluble, incompatible, and/or complex components of household and institutional cleaning products and personal care products; [Reference #1] Used in the textile processing and personal-domestic use industries, as a cleaning/washing agent, disinfectant, surface-active agent, and impregnating agent; [IUCLID] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

Hydrotropes are mild eye irritants; Significant absorption occurs after ingestion but not after skin application; Not skin sensitizers in animal testing; Acute toxicity in animals includes decreased activity, prostration, increased salivation, diarrhea, and congestion of the liver; Negative carcinogenic data in dermal exposure studies; No developmental toxicity to calcium xylene sulfonate in rats; [Reference #1] See "Sodium p-tolyl sulfonate."

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Hydrotropes - 2005

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

8.2E-12 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 770,000 mg/m3

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