Kemsurf CA-EH is a calcium salt of biodegradable dodecylbenzene sulfonic acid. The base acid for Kemsurf CA-EH is manufactured through SO3 sulphonation to produce a product with good color and low inorganic content. Kemsurf CA-EH is a hydrophobic anionic surfactant that functions as an emulsifier for oils and aromatic solvents in the formulation of degreasers. It has numerous applications, particularly as an emulsifier for pesticide and herbicide systems, especially in cases where spray application is involved.

Chemical Name: Calcium dodecylbenzenesulphonate

CAS Number: 26264-06-2

Functions: Dispersant, Emulsifier, Surfactant, Surfactant (Anionic), Wetting Agent

Labeling Claims: Biodegradable, Foreign matter-free

Certifications & Compliance: ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 9001

Synonyms: CaDDBS, Calcium dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Calcium dodecylphenylsulfonate, Calcium n-dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Dodecylbenzene calcium sulfonate, Dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid calcium salt

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Cleaning Ingredients Functions

Features & Benefits

Features
  • Kemsurf CA-EH is a hydrophobic anionic surfactant and functions as an emulsifier for oils and aromatic solvents in the formulation of degreasers.
  • It finds many applications, however, as an emulsifier for pesticide and herbicide systems, especially where spray application is involved.
  • Kemsurf CA-EH may also be used in the emulsification of waxes and hydrocarbon solvents.
  • This product has good compatibility with other anionics and nonionic surfactants and maintains good stability, detergency, foaming power and soil suspension in alkaline, mild acid, low electrolyte and hard or soft water.

Applications & Uses

Application Technique
I&I Cleaning Applications
Applications
  • Emulsifier in agrochemical emulsifiable concentrates
  • Emulsifier for degreasers
  • Wetting agent for oil based drilling fluids
  • Dispersant for polyester yarn dyeing

Properties

Physical Form
Appearance
Clear viscous amber liquid free from foreign matter
Odor
Characteristic
Soluble in
Water
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Activity60.0%-
Flash Pointmin. 63°CClosed Cup
Pour Pointmax. 0°C-
Specific Gravity (at 20°C)0.99--
Viscosity (at 25°C)1886cP-
Specifications
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
pH (3% in 25:75 methanol:water)6.0 - 7.0--
S-Adenosyl Methionine Content (Eq. Wt. 345)56.0 - 58.0%-
Water Contentmax 0.5%-

Regulatory & Compliance

Certifications & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

Kemsurf CA-EH 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 CA-EH 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.