Agent Name

Dioctyl sulfosuccinate

CAS Number

2373-23-1

Formula

C20-H38-O7-S

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

1,4-Dioctyl sulfobutanedioate; Butanedioic acid, sulfo-, 1,4-dioctyl ester; Empimin OT; Succinic acid, sulfo-, 1,4-dioctyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Emulsifiers/Surfactants

Sources/Uses

Used as chemical intermediate, surface-active agent (prolongs pyrethroid activity), and sludge remover (crude oil tanks); [HSDB]

Comments

Anionic and nonionic soaps and detergents may be toxic if ingested--may cause vomiting and diarrhea; [HSDB]

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