Amphokem CAB is a biodegradable Lauryl-Betaine amphoteric surfactant prized for its hydrolytic stability and minimal odor. Its standout features include excellent detergency, adept foam-boosting, and viscosity-building properties, which are particularly beneficial for anionic-based cleaners. Additionally, it serves as an effective secondary surfactant in liquid dishwashing formulations.

INCI Name: Lauryl Betaine

Chemical Name: Lauryl Betaine

CAS Number: 683-10-3

Functions: Surfactant, Surfactant (Amphoteric)

Labeling Claims: Biodegradable, Foreign matter-free, Low Odor

Synonyms: N-Dodecyl-N,N-Dimethylglycinate

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Name
Cleaning Ingredients Functions
Cosmetic Ingredients Functions

Features & Benefits

  • Excellent detergency
  • Useful foam boosting and viscosity building properties for anionic based cleaners
  • Can be used as a secondary surfactant in liquid dish wash
  • Compatible with quaternary ammonium salt disinfectants

Applications & Uses

Application Format
I&I Cleaning Applications
Personal Hygiene Applications

Amphokem CAB is typically used in applications such as:

  • Liquid hand soap
  • I & I
  • Household cleaning products
  • Textiles


Physical Form
Clear liquid free from foreign matter (at 25°C)
Soluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Viscosity (at 25°C)46cP-
Specific Gravity (at 25°C)1.03--
Pour Pointmax. 0°C-
Flash Pointmin. 100°CClosed Cup
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
pH (5% aqueous)5.0 - 9.0--
Amine Contentmax. 0.4%-
Solid Content35.0 - 39.0%-
Active Content30%-

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

Amphokem CAB can be supplied in bulk road tankers, IBC’s, 200kg or 25kg nett drums.

Storage & Handling

Storage Conditions
  • Stainless steel, polyethylene or glass lined equipment is necessary for the storage of Amphokem CAB in order to prevent corrosion and subsequent contamination.
  • This material can separate on standing and at low temperatures.
  • May require agitation and warming prior to use.