Agent Name

Sulfuric acid, mono-C10-16-alkyl esters, sodium salts

CAS Number

68585-47-7

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(C10-C16) Alkylalcohol sulfuric acid, sodium salt; (C10-C16)Alkylalcohol sulfuric acid, sodium salt; C10-C16 Alkyl alcohol sulfuric acid sodium salt; [ChemIDplus] Standapol WAQ-LC; Alcohol sulfate C10-16, sodium salt; [BASF MSDS]

Category

Sulfonates, Alkane and Alkene

Description

29% Aqueous solution: Nearly colorless viscous liquid; [BASF MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Alkyl sulfates are used as wool-washing agents, in laundry detergents, personal and household cleansers, cosmetics, foods, froth flotation in pharmaceuticals, pigment dispersion, fire fighting foams, emulsifiers for insecticides, and in printing ink production; [SIDS Dossier] Alkyl sulfates are used as surfactants in pesticide formulations; [ExPub: EPA - RDD]

Comments

May cause serious eye injury at concentrations above 10%; Highly concentrated aqueous solutions can cause severe irritation or burns to skin (concentrations less than 25% cause no to mild skin irritation); [SIDS Dossier] Alkyl sulfates, alkane sulfonates, and alpha-olefin sulfonates demonstrate corrosive effects to rabbit skin and severe eye irritation with permanent corneal effects; No evidence of skin sensitization; The liver as the target organ of toxicity in repeated dose oral studies, with effects including increased relative weight, hepatocyte hypertrophy, and elevated liver enzymes; Little potential to be mutagenic, carcinogenic, or toxic to reproduction or development; [OECD SIDS] 29% Aqueous solution: A skin and eye irritant; [BASF MSDS] See "Sodium octyl sulfate."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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