Kemsurf DSA is a sodium salt neutralized fatty alcohol sulfate. Renowned for its excellent detergency and wetting properties, this product is a key player in cosmetic and toiletry applications. Its compatibility extends to both anionic and nonionic surfactants. It's worth noting that, like similar products in its chemical category, Kemsurf DSA may undergo hydrolysis in acidic environments.

INCI Name: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Chemical Name: Sulfuric acid, mono-C10-16-alkyl esters, sodium salts

CAS Number: 68585-47-7

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

Chemical Family: Alkyl Sulfates, Fatty Alcohols

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

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Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Application Format
Hair Care Applications
Home Care Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications
Skin Care Applications
  • Carpet cleaners
  • Detergent applications
  • Emulsifier for fats
  • Wetting agent in textiles
  • Dye retarder when amine groups on the fabric
  • Shampoo formulations
  • Emulsion polymerisation (especially vinyl chloride, styrene butadiene, acrylics)
  • Wetting agent in paints and coatings
  • Electrophoretic separation of protein and lipids
  • Dispersant in creams and lotions


Physical Form
Pale yellow liquid
Soluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Flash Pointmin. 100°CClosed Cup
Pour Point20.0°C-
Specific Gravity (at 20°C)1.041--
Surface Tension (at 0.1% aqueous)29.62mN/m-
Viscosity (at 25°C)50.1cP-
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
pH (5% aqueous)7.0 - 9.0--
S-Adenosyl Methionine Content (Eq. Wt. 296)27.0 - 30.0%-

Regulatory & Compliance

Certifications & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

Kemsurf DSA 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 DSA 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.