Cocamide methyl MEA
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Cocamide methyl MEA


Amides, coco-, N-hydroxyethyl-N-methyl;

Cocoyl methyl monoethanolamine;


Non-ionic surfactant

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Chemical Numbering System

CASRN: 866889-75-0


Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight

Molecular Formula: N/A

Molecular Weight: N/A


R: coconut oil group.


Appearance    (1), liquid.

Solubility    slightly soluble in water.

Stability    stable. Easily oxidized.

Risk    Liquid form: flammable material; irritation, irritation to skin, eye, respiratory system. Harmful products of combustion are CO, CO2 and so on. Contact with strong oxidants, can cause to burn.

GHS (Rev.9) label:  

Ecology    may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.

Biodegradability    biodegradable.

Characteristics    excellent cleansing, emulsifying, dispersing, solubilizing, foaming, foam stabilizing, anticorrosive abilities.



Quality Standards & Test Methods

1, Physical and chemical indexes


Physical and chemical indexes


Actives, %, ≥


Test Methods

(1), Actives

GB/T 13173 Surface active agents -- Detergents -- Testing methods

2, Hazardous substances indexes


Hazardous substances indexes


Heavy metals (as Pb), mg/Kg, ≤


As, mg/Kg, ≤


Test Methods

(1), Heavy metals (as Pb)

Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 Edition)

GB/T 30799 The test method of food detergents -- Determination of heavy metals

(2), As

Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 Edition)

GB/T 30797 The test method of food detergents -- Determination of total arsenic

3, Further explanation

(a), On physical and chemical indexes: firstly, shall be indicated carbon atom distribution; secondly, shall be indicated average molecular weight.

(b), Used in cosmetics, should be test for harmful substances or furtherly test for microorganisms, according to local regulations and standards.

Major Uses

1, Typical applications

Use as cleansing agent.

Use as emulsifying agent, dispersing agent.

Use as solubilizing agent.

Use as foaming agent, foam stabilizing agent.

Use as antirust agent, anticorrosive agent.

Use as thickening agent.

2, Personal care products

Emulsifying agent, foam boosting agent, viscosity controlling agent in personal care products.

3, Industrial cleaning

Use as cleansing agent.

4, Household cleaning

Use as cleansing agent, foaming agent, foam stabilizing agent, thickening agent.



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