Agent Name

Docusate

CAS Number

10041-19-7

Formula

C20-H38-O7-S

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Docusate hydrogen; 1,4-Bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate; 1,4-Bis(2-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-dioxo-2-butansulfonsaeure; Bis(2-ethylhexyl)succinat-2-sulfonsaeure; Dioctyl sulfosuccinic acid; Dioctylsulfosuccinsaeure; Doc-Q-Lace; Spolion 8; 1,4-Bis(2-ethylhexyl) 2-sulphosuccinate; Butanedioic acid, 2-sulfo-, 1,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl) ester; Butanedioic acid, sulfo-, 1,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl) ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Emulsifiers/Surfactants

Sources/Uses

Surfactant, wetting agent, and solubilizer used in drugs, cosmetics, and foods; Has been used as a laxative and cerumenolytic; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

No evidence of teratogenicity in rats or humans; One case report of hypomagnesemia associated with maternal excessive/chronic use of laxatives by the mother; [REPROTOX] See "Docusate sodium."

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