Agent Name

Sodium isethionate

CAS Number

1562-00-1

Formula

C2-H6-O4-S.Na

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2-Hydroxyethanesulfonic acid sodium salt; Ethanesulfonic acid, 2-hydroxy-, monosodium salt; Ethanesulfonic acid, 2-hydroxy-, sodium salt; Isethionic acid sodium salt; Sodium 1-hydroxy-2-ethanesulfonate; Sodium 2-hydroxy-1-ethanesulfonate; Sodium 2-hydroxyethanesulfonate; Sodium 2-hydroxyethyl sulfonate; Sodium 2-hydroxyethylsulfonate; Sodium beta-hydroxyethanesulfonate; Sodium hydroxyethylsulfonate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

White crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used for wetting coal dust and as a sulfoethylating agent in organic synthesis; [HSDB] Used in cleaning/washing agents, disinfectants, cosmetics, surface-active agents, shampoos, and bubble baths; [IUCLID]

Comments

Oral LD50 (rat) >5,000 mg/kg; Not irritating in acute eye irritation testing; [IUCLID] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

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