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Docusate sodium

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1,4-Bis(2-ethylhexyl)sulfobutanedioate, sodium salt; Sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate; Sulfosuccinic acid, di-(2-ethylhexyl) ester, sodium salt; 1,4-Bis(2-ethylhexyl) sodium sulfosuccinate; 2-Ethylhexyl sulfosuccinate sodium; Adekacol EC 8600; Aerosol A 501; Aerosol AOT; Aerosol GPG; Aerosol OT; Aerosol OT 70PG; Aerosol OT 75; Aerosol OT-A; Aerosol OT-B; Alcopol O; Alkasurf SS-O 75; Alphasol OT; Berol 478; Bis(2-ethylhexyl) S-sodium sulfosuccinate; Bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate sodium salt; Bis(2-ethylhexyl)sodium sulfosuccinate; Bis(ethylhexyl) ester of sodium sulfosuccinic acid; Bis-2-ethylhexylester sulfojantaranu sodneho [Czech]; Butanedioic acid, sulfo-, 1,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl) ester, sodium salt; Celanol DOS 65; Celanol DOS 75; Clestol; Colace; Coloxyl; Complemix; Constonate; Coprol; Correctol Extra Gentle Tablets; D-S-S; DESS; DSS; Defilin; Di(2-ethylhexyl)sulfosuccinic acid, sodium salt; Di-(2-ethylhexyl) sodium sulfosuccinate; Dialose; Dioctlyn; Dioctyl ester of sodium sulfosuccinate; Dioctyl ester of sodium sulfosuccinic acid; Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate; Dioctyl sodium sulphosuccinate; Dioctyl sulfosuccinate sodium; Dioctyl sulfosuccinate sodium salt; Dioctyl-medo forte; Dioctylal; Diomedicone; Diosuccin; Diotilan; Diovac; Diox; Disonate; Docusate sodique [INN-French]; Docusato sodico [INN-Spanish]; Docusatum natricum [INN-Latin]; Doxinate; Doxol; Dulsivac; Duosol; Humifen WT 27G; Konlax; Kosate; Laxinate; Laxinate 100; Manoxal OT; Manoxol OT; Mervamine; Modane Soft; Molatoc; Molcer; Molofac; Monawet MD 70E; Monawet MO-70; Monawet MO-70 RP; Monawet MO-84 R2W; Monoxol OT; Natrii dioctylsulfosuccinas; Nekal WT-27; Nevax; Nikkol OTP 70; Norval; Obston; Rapisol; Regutol; Requtol; Revac; SBO; SV 102; Sanmorin OT 70; Sobital; Sodium 1,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate; Sodium 1,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)sulfosuccinate; Sodium 2-ethylhexylsulfosuccinate; Sodium bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate; Sodium di-(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate; Sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate; Sodium dioctyl sulphosuccinate; Sodium sulfodi-(2-ethylhexyl)-sulfosuccinate; Softil; Sol sodowej sulfobursztynianu dwu-2-etyloheksylowego; Sol sodowej sulfobursztynianu dwu-2-etyloheksylowego; [Polish]; Soliwax; Solusol-100%; Solusol-75%; Succinic acid, sulfo-, 1,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl) ester, sodium salt; Sulfimel DOS; Sulfosuccinic acid, bis(2-ethylhexyl)ester sodium salt; Tex-Wet 1001; Triton GR 7; Triton GR-5; Vatsol OT; Velmol; Waxsol; Wetaid SR; [ChemIDplus]




Commercially available in rolls of very thin wax-like solid; as solution (50-75%) in various solvents; [Merck Index] White waxy solid; [MSDSonline]


Used as a wetting agent (industrial, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food applications), processing aid in the sugar industry, stabilizer for hydrophilic colloids, dispersant and emulsifier, and stool softener; Also used in powderless etching systems; [HSDB]


In studies of rabbits, causes minor and reversible eye injury at concentrations of 0.5% and 2% and severe eye injury at concentrations of 10%; [HSDB] A strong eye irritant; May cause skin irritation by removal of natural oils; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Docusate."


Use in food products restricted; [HSDB]

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2.17E-11 mm Hg

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