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ArroChem’s Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is an anionic surfactant commonly used in various personal care, cleaning, and industrial products. It is a white or off-white powder or granular solid. SLS is known for its excellent foaming and emulsifying properties, making it widely used in applications where effective cleaning and lathering are required.

General Characteristics:


Chemical Composition:

Ionic Nature:  

Solubility in Water, 25°C:

pH, 1% Solution:

Specific Density:   


White or off-white powder or granules

Sodium salt of lauryl sulfate (C12H25SO4Na)



7.5 - 9.5 (pH of a 1% aqueous solution of SLS)

~.60 g/cm³


Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is used in a wide range of applications, including but not limited to the following:

  • Personal Care Products: Found in shampoos, body washes, toothpaste, and other personal care products as a foaming agent and surfactant.
  • Household Cleaners: Used in various household cleaning products, such as dishwashing liquids, laundry detergents, and all-purpose cleaners for effective cleaning and degreasing.
  • Industrial Applications: Applied in various industrial processes like textile processing, emulsion polymerization, and as a wetting agent in chemical formulations.



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