Appearance (1), liquid.
Odor faint characteristic odor.
Solubility soluble in water.
Stability stable in alkali, weak acid and hard water; unstable in strong acid, hydrolyzed, reduced to alcohol. Easily oxidized.
Risk Liquid form: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
GHS (Rev.6) label:
Ecology may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Characteristics excellent cleansing, foaming, emulsifying, wetting, permeating, dispersing, solubilizing, lubricating abilities. Mild. Resistant to hard water. Transparent at low temperature.
Note (1), Do not use in children products that can be direct prolonged contact with the skin, such as: skin care products.
(2), Avoid using in children cleaning products, such as: shampoos.
(3), Compare with triethanolamine, diethanolamine and monoethanolamine have higher toxicity, and therefore diethanolamine oleyl sulfate and monoethanolamine oleyl sulfate are not suitable for personal care products, also run low in other applications.
(4), Do not use in nitrosating environment. Reaction of triethanolamine and nitrous acid can not produce nitrosamines, however, reaction of contained secondary amine of triethanolamine and nitrous acid can produce nitrosamines. Nitrosamine is a carcinogen.