Kemsurf PWS is an isopropylamine dodecylbenzene sulphonate based on a linear, high-β-phenyl-based alkylate. Isopropylamine salts, featured in this product, exhibit improved solubility in hydrocarbon solvents when compared to sodium salts. At 25°C, Kemsurf PWS appears as a clear brown liquid, free from foreign matter. It is slightly soluble in water, and it possesses a characteristic odor.

CAS Number: 84961-74-0

Functions: Coupling Agent, Detergent, Emulsifier, Surfactant, Surfactant (Anionic), Wetting Agent

Chemical Family: Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonic Acid (LABSA)

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

Applicable Processes: Latex Manufacturing

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Applicable Processes
  • Kemsurf PWS is used in many application areas such as:
  • Added to fuel oil to solubilise traces of water
  •  Emulsifier and detergent for solvent based paint brush cleaners
  • Latex emulsifier
  • Wetting and detergent agent for oil based systems
  • Used in dry cleaning applications
  • Coupling agent for water within charge detergent systems
  • Metal cleaning applications
  • Acid aluminum cleaners
  • Effective dispersant for paraffin wax deposit build-up in crude oil pipelines


Physical Form
Clear brown liquid free from foreign matter (at 25°C)
Slightly Soluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Flash Pointmin. 150°CClosed Cup
Pour Pointmax. 10°C-
Specific Gravity (at 20°C)1.028--
Viscosity (at 25°C )2471cP-
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
pH (10% aqueous)3.0 - 6.0--
S-Adenosyl Methionine (Eq. Wt. 385)min. 90%-

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Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

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