Diethylhexyl sodium sulfosuccinates (inci)

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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CAS number: 577-11-7; Dioctyl sodium sulphosuccinate; Docusate sodium; Sodium dioctylsulfosuccinate; sulphosuccinic acid bis-2-ethylhexyl ester

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Diethylhexyl sodium sulfosuccinate, a derivative of succinic acid, is a surfactant used in cosmetic formulations. The substance is also used as a drug and as an excipient in pharmaceutical preparations.

In cosmetic formulations diethylexyl sodium sulfosuccinate acts as emulsifier (changes the interfacial tension of liquids like water and oil so that they can be mixed together), furthermore as surfactant.

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Emulsifiers; Surfactants;


Last updated on: 29.10.2020