Acmepon™ AOS 40
Chemical Name: Sodium C14-C16 olefin sulfonate
- Product Details & Information
Acmepon™ AOS 40 is Acme-Hardesty's 40% aqueous solution of AOS, also known as alpha olefin sulfonate. This oleochemical product is a common type of surfactant, derived from ethylene and coconut oil. It is created through the sulfonation of alpha olefins. The result is a mixture composed of long-chain sulfonate salts.
Like other solutions in the surfactant category, AOS 40 surfactants effectively lower the surface tension of water, allowing for easier interaction with oil and grease. AOS 40 increases water's wetting ability for more effective cleaning and mixing of immiscible substances. AOS 40 offers high foaming potential and good emulsification and is gentle on the skin and the environment, making it ideal for use in personal care products and household cleaning agents. AOS 40 is also suitable for use with other anionic, nonionic and amphoteric surfactants.
Acme-Hardesty connects manufacturers in the United States with oleochemical suppliers from around the world. We offer Acmepon™ AOS 40 in a number of forms to suit the industry needs of each customer.
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- Uses & Applications
Many industries have used AOS for decades. Common AOS 40 surfactant uses and applications include:
Soap and detergent: AOS 40 is frequently included as a surfactant in soaps, detergents and other light-duty and heavy-duty cleaning products. AOS 40 is suitable for use in laundry detergents, dish soaps, car washing compounds and more.
Personal care products: AOS 40 is generally mild on the skin and contains no sulfates. This makes AOS 40 surfactants ideal for use in sulfate-free personal care products. Due to its foaming potential, AOS 40 is also used for products like shampoos, bubble baths and shower gels.
Emulsion polymerization: AOS solutions are used in emulsion polymerization. This process remains one of the least expensive methods of producing polystyrene and other useful polymers.
- Grades and Forms Available
At Acme-Hardesty, we offer AOS 40 in a highly active form as well as a regular solution.
AOS 40 surfactants have a light yellow color and come in bulk volumes. If you require an amount more than a pallet, please contact us to request a quote or call to speak with one of our knowledgeable representatives about packaging options.
- Shelf Life
The shelf life for Acmepon™ is two years from the date of manufacture. Be sure to check SDS recommendations for proper storage.
- INCI Name
The International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) name for Acmepon™ AOS 40 is Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate.
Sales Specifications of Acmepon AOS 40
|INCI Name||Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate||—|
|Appearance||Yellow; Straw color liquid||@ 20°C|
|pH (5% aqueous solution)||7-12||@ 25°C|
|Melting / freezing point||< 0° C||—|
|Boiling point / boiling range||> 100° C / 212° F||@ 760 mm Hg|
|Flash Point||> 93.9° C / 201° F||—|
|Water Solubility||Soluble in water||—|