Agent Name

Ammonium lauryl sulfate

CAS Number

2235-54-3

Formula

C12-H26-O4-S.H3-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Akyposa ALS 33; Ammonium dodecyl sulfate; Ammonium lauryl sulfate; Ammonium n-dodecyl sulfate; Conco Sulfate A; Dodecyl ammonium sulfate; Lauryl ammonium sulfate; Lauryl sulfate ammonium salt; Maprofix NH; Montopol LA 20; Neopon LAM; Presulin; Richonol AM; Sinopon; Sipon LA 30; Siprol 422; Siprol L22; Sterling AM; Sulfuric acid, lauryl ester, ammonium salt; Sulfuric acid, monododecyl ester, ammonium salt; Texapon A 400; Texapon Special; Dodecyl sulfate ammonium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Ammonium Compounds

Description

Clear liquid; [HSDB] Light yellow liquid; [CAMEO] Commercial material is liquid; Pure material is light yellow solid; [CHEMINFO] Opaque yellow liquid (30% aqueous solution); [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an anionic detergent or surface-active agent in hair and rug shampoos, bath products, detergents, skin cleansing preparations, hand soaps, hair dyes, conditioners, and shaving products; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; Emergency treatment: "Detergents and soaps- anionic and nonionic"; [HSDB] Moderate eye irritant and severe skin irritant in rabbits; [RTECS] Concentrations greater than 20% may be corrosive to skin and eyes; [CHEMINFO] An irritant; May cause serious eye injury; May cause respiratory sensitization (28% aqueous solution); [Medisca MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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