Kemsurf ASC, a pale yellow liquid, is a sodium-neutralized alkyl ether sulfate used for its foaming, wetting, and cleaning properties. It demonstrates stability in high electrolyte and hard water conditions, tolerating mildly alkaline solutions at room temperature. However, it's susceptible to hydrolysis in acidic environments. It is widely applied as a foaming agent and stabilizer in industrial cleaning due to its versatile nature.

CAS Number: 68891-38-3

Functions: Emulsifier, Foam Stabilizer, Foaming Agent

Chemical Family: Alkyl Ether Sulfates

Features: Electrolytic Stability, Emulsifying, Foam Stability, Foaming, Good Alkali Tolerance, Hard Water Tolerance, Water Soluble

Synonyms: Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-sulfo-ω-hydroxy-, C12-14-alkyl ethers, sodium salts

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Family
Cleaning Ingredients Functions

Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims

Applications & Uses

I&I Cleaning Applications
  • Kemsurf ASC has a wide range of applications such as foaming agent and foam stabilizer in industrial cleaning.
  • Kemsurf ASC is an excellent emulsifier for emulsion polymerization for systems such as, Vinyl Acetate, Vinyl Acetate - Acrylic, Vinyl Acetate - VeoVa, Stirene - Acrylic, Acrylic Monomers


Physical Form
Pale yellow liquid
Soluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Pour Pointmax. 0°C-
Specific Gravity (at 25°C)1.025--
Viscosity (at 25°C)58.4cP-
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
pH (10% aqueous)7.0 - 9.0--
S-Adenosyl Methionine Content (Eq. Wt. 382)26.0 - 28.0%-

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

Kemsurf ASC can be supplied in bulk road tankers, IBC’s and 200kg nett drums.

Storage & Handling

Storage Conditions

Stainless steel, polyethylene or glass lined equipment is necessary for the storage of Kemsurf ASC 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.