Agent Name

1-Decanesulfonic acid, sodium salt

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Major Category

Other Classes


Sodium decane-1-sulphonate; [ChemIDplus] Sodium decane-1-sulfonate; [SIDS Dossier]


Sulfonates, Alkane and Alkene


93% by weight: Colorless or yellowish solid; [SIDS Dossier] White hygroscopic crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]


Alkane sulfonates: Used in liquid detergents, concentrated shampoos, textile and leather auxiliaries (mercerising), metal cleaning preparations, steam jets, and pickling bathes; [SIDS Dossier]


Other common forms are 30-32% solutions and 60-62% pastes; Highly concentrated formulations are severely irritating or corrosive to skin; Concentrations greater than 10% cause permanent eye injury; [SIDS Dossier] No information available for this specific compound; Evaluated in the group of alkyl sulfates, alkane sulfonates, and alpha-olefin sulfonates (anionic surfactants); Acute LD50 values likely between 1,000 and 2,000 mg/kg for oral administration and greater than 500 mg/kg for dermal, based on studies using related compounds; Effects observed in oral lethal-dose studies of mice include non-specific clinical signs (lethargy, decreased motor activity and respiratory rate, and diarrhea), gastrointestinal tract irritation, and anemia of inner organs; Clinical effects observed in dermal lethal-dose studies of rabbits include severe skin irritation, tremor, clonic-tonic convulsions, and respiratory failure; Members of the group exhibited corrosive effects to rabbit skin and severe eye irritation with permanent corneal effects; Not expected to be a skin sensitizer; The liver was the target organ of toxicity in repeated dose oral studies, with effects including increased relative weight, hepatocyte hypertrophy, and elevated liver enzymes; Not likely to be mutagenic, carcinogenic, or a reproductive or developmental (in the absence of maternal toxicity) toxicant; [OECD SIDS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Adverse Effects

Hepatotoxin, Secondary


Skin Burns

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