Amphokem CAPB is a biodegradable cocamidopropyl betaine prized for its mild odor, serving as a foam stabilizer and viscosity enhancer in anionic-based cleaners. Notable features include its compatibility with both anionic and cationic surface active agents, showcasing remarkable stability across a broad pH spectrum.

INCI Name: Cocamidopropyl Betaine

CAS Number: 61789-40-0

Functions: Foam Stabilizer, Foam Stabilizer, Viscosity Modifier

Synonyms: 1-Propanaminium, 3-amino-N-(carboxymethyl)-N,N-dimethyl-, N-coco acyl derivs., hydroxides, inner salts

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Identification & Functionality

Cleaning Ingredients Functions
Cosmetic Ingredients Functions

Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims
  • Compatible with anionic and cationic surface active agents
  • Shows excellent stability over a wide pH range
  • Offers excellent lime-soap dispersing properties i.e. it is effective in natural soap formulations

Applications & Uses

Application Format
Personal Hygiene Applications

Amphokem CAPB is typically used in applications such as:

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


Physical Form
Clear pale yellow liquid (at 25°C)
Soluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Viscosity (at 25°C)30.0cP-
Specific Gravity (at 25°C)1.04--
Pour Point-5.0°C-
Flash Pointmin. 150°CClosed Cup
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Betaine content28.0 - 32.0%-
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
pH (1% aqueous)4.0 - 7.0--
Amine Contentmax. 0.5%-
Active Content30%-

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

Amphokem CAPB 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 CAPB 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.