Sodium tetradecenesulphonate
Time: 2013-10-31 19:20:59

Sodium tetradecenesulphonate


Tetradecenesulfonic acid, sodium salt (1:1);


Anionic Surfactant

> Sulfonate

>> Chain Sulfonate

>>> Alkenyl Sulfonate

>>>> Linear Alkenyl Sulfonate

Chemical Numbering System



Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight

Molecular Formula: C14H27NaO3S; C14H28O3S.Na

Molecular Weight: 298.42


Schematic formula:


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.7) label:  

Generally, irritation is lower than the corresponding carbon chain alkylbenzene sulfonate.

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

Biodegradability    biodegradable.

Characteristics    excellent foaming, cleansing, emulsifying, wetting, dispersing, solubilizing, permeating abilities.

Note    (1), Avoid using in children products, such as shower gels, shampoo, skin care products, and so on.



Quality Standards & Test Methods

1, Physical and chemical indexes


Physical and chemical indexes


Actives, %, ≥


Unsulfonated materials, %, ≤


pH (25°C, 1% solution)

7.5 - 11.0

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), Unsulfonated materials

GB/T 11989 Anionic surface active agents - Determination of soluble matter content in light petroleum

ISO 894 Surface active agents -- Technical sodium primary alkylsulphates -- Methods of analysis

(3), 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.

Major Uses

1, Typical Applications

Use as foaming agent.

Use as cleansing agent.

Use as emulsifying agent, dispersing agent.

2, Household detergents

Use as cleansing agent, foaming agent.

3, Industrial cleaning agents

Use as cleansing agent, foaming agent.

4, Pets

Main ingredient or auxiliary ingredient for cleansing agent, foaming agent in shampoos and other pet products.



Update: 20170626(1);