Appearance (1), white to slightly yellow crystals, flakes, or powder.
Odor faint characteristic odor.
Solubility soluble in water.
Hygroscopicity hygroscopic. Powdery C16-20 alkyl sulfate cakes easily, but the cake strength is not high.
Physical - chemical properties
Flash point, °C
Stability stable in alkali, weak acid and hard water; unstable in strong acid, hydrolyzed, reduced to alcohol.
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.
Characteristics excellent cleansing, foaming, emulsifying, lubricating, dispersing, solubilizing abilities. Resistant to hard water.