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Coco Amido Betaine

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Alkateric Cab-A; Cocoamidopropylbetaine; Coconut oil amidopropyl betaine; N-(3-Cocoamidopropyl)-N,N-dimethyl-N-carboxymethyl betaine; N-(3-Cocoamidopropyl)-N,N-dimethyl-N-carboxymethylammonium hydroxide, inner salt; N-(Cocoamidopropyl)-N,N-dimethyl-N-carboxymethyl ammonium, betaine; N-Cocamidopropyl-N,N-dimethylglycine, hydroxide, inner salt; 1-Propanaminium, 3-amino-N-(carboxymethyl)-N,N-dimethyl-, N-coco acyl derivs., hydroxides, inner salts; 1-Propanaminium, 3-amino-N-(carboxymethyl)-N,N-dimethyl-, N-coco acyl derivs., inner salts; Quaternary ammonium compounds, (carboxymethyl)(3-cocoamidopropyl)dimethyl-, hydroxides, inner salts; N-(Coco alkyl) amido propyl dimethyl betaine; [ChemIDplus] Galaxy CAPD DC; [Galaxy Surfactants MSDS]




Solid; [Reference #1] 29-31%: Colorless to pale yellow liquid; [Galaxy Surfactants MSDS]


Used as a surfactant in shampoos and soaps and as an emulsifier and thickener in cosmetics; [REPROTOX] Used as an intermediate and surfactant in soap and cleaning compound manufacture and in commercial and consumer soaps and detergents; [Reference #1] Used in anti-static agents, corrosion inhibitors, cosmetics, foaming agents, pharmaceuticals, surface-active agents, viscosity adjustors, cleaning/washing agents, and disinfectants; [IUCLID] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]


A skin and eye irritant in rabbits; Shown to be a skin sensitizer in local lymph node assay (LLNA) of mice; Irritation of the forestomach observed in 28-day oral study of rats at the highest tested dose (1,000 mg/kg/day); No adverse effects to reproductive organs observed in 92-day oral study of rats; Developmental toxicity observed in rats at doses maternally toxic; [Reference #1] A severe eye irritant; [RTECS] 29-31%: May cause serious eye injury; Not a skin sensitizer in guinea pig maximization study; [Galaxy Surfactants MSDS] See "Cocamidopropyl betaine." See "Cocamidopropylamine oxide."

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