Agent Name

Sodium lauroylsarcosinate

CAS Number

137-16-6

Formula

C15-H29-N-O3.Na

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

N-Methyl-N-(1-oxododecyl)glycine, sodium salt; Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate; Compound 105; Gardol; Hamposyl L-30; Lauroylsarcosine sodium salt; Maprosyl 30; Medialan LL-99; N-Dodecanoyl-N-methylglycine, sodium salt; N-Lauroylsarcosine, sodium; N-Lauroylsarcosine, sodium salt; Sarcosyl NL; Sarcosyl NL 30; Sarkosyl NL; Sarkosyl NL 100; Sarkosyl NL 30; Sarkosyl NL 35; Sarkosyl NL 97; Sodium N-lauroylsarcosinate; Sodium N-lauroylsarcosine; Sodium lauroylsarcosine; Glycine, N-methyl-N-(1-oxododecyl)-, sodium salt; Sarcosine, N-lauroyl-, sodium salt (8CI); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Emulsifiers/Surfactants

Description

White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a detergent, foaming agent, and antienzyme for dentifrices; [Merck Index] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] "Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate (INCI), also known as sarkosyl, is an ionic surfactant derived from sarcosine, used as a foaming and cleansing agent in shampoo, shaving foam and foam wash products. In molecular biology experiments, sarkosyl is used to inhibit the initiation of DNA transcription." [Wikipedia]

Comments

An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; Highly toxic by inhalation; Not a skin sensitizer in guinea pig maximization test; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 50-500 mg/m3/4hr

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