Sodium phenolsulfonate
Time: 2013-05-31 02:04:48
Sodium phenolsulfonate
Benzenesulfonic acid, hydroxy-, monosodium salt;
Sodium hydroxybenzenesulphonate;
Benzenesulfonic acid, hydroxy-, sodium salt;
Hydroxybenzenesulfonic acid, sodium salt;
Sodium sulfocarbolate;
Anionic Surfactant
>> Sulfonate
>> Aryl Sulfonate
>> Phenol Group Sulfonate
>> Phenol Sulfonate
Chemical Numbering System
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C6H5NaO4S; C6H6O4S.Na
Molecular Weight: 196.16
Appearance    (1), solid.
Solubility    soluble in water.
Stability    stable.
Risk    Solid form: flammable material; irritation, moderate irritation to skin, eye, respiratory. Harmful products of combustion are CO, CO2 and so on. Contact with strong oxidants, can cause to burn.
GHS (Rev.6) label:  
Ecology    may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability    biodegradable.
Characteristics    excellent antimicrobial, antibacterial, preservative, deodorant, dispersing abilities.
At low temperatures, phenol and chlorosulfonic acid or concentrated sulfuric acid or fuming sulfuric acid react through reactor, then sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate neutralizes, finally obtain product.
Quality Standards & Test Methods
1. Physical and chemical indexes
Physical and chemical indexes
Actives, %, ≥
pH (25°C, 1%)
4.0 - 9.0
Test Methods
(1), Actives
GB/T 5173 Surface active agents and detergents-Determination of anionic-active matter by direct two-phase titration procedure
ISO 2271 Surface active agents -- Detergents -- Determination of anionic-active matter by manual or mechanical direct two-phase titration procedure
(2), pH
GB/T 6368 Surface active agents - Determination of pH of aqueous solution - Potentiometric method
ISO 4316 Surface active agents -- Determination of pH of aqueous solutions -- Potentiometric method
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.
Major Uses
1. Typical applications
Use as antibacterial agent, antimicrobial agent.
Use as deodorant.
2. Personal care products
Antimicrobial agent, deodorant in personal care products.
3. Organic Synthesis
Use as intermediate in organic synthesis.
Update: 20131025(1); 20170413(2);