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Sodium isethionate

Chemical Formula:


Sodium 2-hydroxyethanesulphonate
Sodium cocoyl isethionate


White solid or flakes.


Sodium isethionate is an amphoteric detergent used in detergent bar soaps. It makes a dense lather in addition to the lather made by the soap. It is mild on the skin, and non-drying.

Sodium isethionate works equally well in soft or hard water.

It is also an anti-static agent in shampoos.

Sodium cocoyl isethionate is a related amphoteric detergent used in mild bath soaps, toothpastes, and baby soaps.

sodium isethionate: InChI=1/C2H6O4S.Na/c3-1-2-7(4,5)6;/h3H,1-2H2,(H,4,5,6);/q;+1/p-1/fC2H5O4S.Na/q-1;m

By Simon Quellen Field
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