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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Price Trends
C12H25NaO4S
Emulsifier (emulsion polymerisation, water-based paints, printing inks); flotation collector; foaming agent (foamed rubber/carpetbacking latex); foaming/wetting agent (toothpaste, shampoo, toiletries, carpet shampoos); lowtemperature surfactant (light-duty liquids, hand cleaners, textile processing); wetting agent (pesticides, electroplating, toiletries)
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Petrochemicals
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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (a.k.a. SLS, Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate) is a synthetic organic compound and anionic surfactant used in many domestic cleaning and hygiene products. It consists of a 12-carbon tail attached to a sulfate group, that is, it is the sodium salt of dodecyl hydrogen sulfate. Its hydrocarbon tail combined with a polar head give the compound amphiphilic properties and so make it useful as a detergent. SLS is produced by treating lauryl alcohol with sulfur trioxide gas, oleum, or chlorosulfonic acid to produce hydrogen lauryl sulfate, which is then neutralized through the addition of sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate.
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Intratec provides Sodium Lauryl Sulfate prices in several countries, as follows:
<ul> <li><b>North America:</b> benzene (USA); ethylene (USA); ethylene dichloride (USA); ethylene glycol (USA); methanol (USA); paraxylene (USA); propylene (USA); styrene (USA); terephthalic acid (USA); vinyl chloride (USA)</li> <li><b>Western Europe:</b> benzene (Netherlands); ethylene (Belgium); ethylene dichloride (Germany); ethylene glycol (Belgium); methanol (Netherlands); paraxylene (Netherlands); propylene (Germany); styrene (Netherlands); terephthalic acid (Germany); vinyl chloride (United Kingdom)</li> <li><b>North Asia:</b> benzene (China); ethylene (China); ethylene dichloride (China); ethylene glycol (China); methanol (China); paraxylene (South Korea); propylene (China); styrene (China); terephthalic acid (China); vinyl chloride (Japan)</li> <li><b>South Asia & Oceania:</b> benzene (Thailand); ethylene (Indonesia); ethylene dichloride (Thailand); ethylene glycol (Singapore); methanol (India); paraxylene (Malaysia); propylene (Indonesia); styrene (India); terephthalic acid (Thailand); vinyl chloride (India)</li> <li><b>Central & South America:</b> benzene (Brazil); ethylene (Brazil); ethylene glycol (Brazil); methanol (Brazil); paraxylene (Brazil); propylene (Brazil); styrene (Brazil); terephthalic acid (Brazil); vinyl chloride (Colombia)</li> <!-- <li><b>Africa:</b> ethylene (Morocco); ethylene glycol (South Africa); styrene (South Africa); terephthalic acid (South Africa)</li>--> <li><b>Middle East:</b> benzene (Saudi Arabia); ethylene (Saudi Arabia); ethylene dichloride (Saudi Arabia); ethylene glycol (Saudi Arabia); methanol (Saudi Arabia); paraxylene (Saudi Arabia); propylene (Saudi Arabia); styrene (Saudi Arabia); terephthalic acid (Saudi Arabia); vinyl chloride (Saudi Arabia).</li> </ul>
Note for Data: Jan 2007 = 100

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About Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (a.k.a. SLS, Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate) is a synthetic organic compound and anionic surfactant used in many domestic cleaning and hygiene products. It consists of a 12-carbon tail attached to a sulfate group, that is, it is the sodium salt of dodecyl hydrogen sulfate. Its hydrocarbon tail combined with a polar head give the compound amphiphilic properties and so make it useful as a detergent. SLS is produced by treating lauryl alcohol with sulfur trioxide gas, oleum, or chlorosulfonic acid to produce hydrogen lauryl sulfate, which is then neutralized through the addition of sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate.

Uses. Emulsifier (emulsion polymerisation, water-based paints, printing inks); flotation collector; foaming agent (foamed rubber/carpetbacking latex); foaming/wetting agent (toothpaste, shampoo, toiletries, carpet shampoos); lowtemperature surfactant (light-duty liquids, hand cleaners, textile processing); wetting agent (pesticides, electroplating, toiletries)

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Chemical Formula. C12H25NaO4S

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