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ArroChem’s Sodium Xylene Sulfonate (SXS) 40% is a water-soluble, high-purity chemical compound used in various industrial and commercial applications. It is a versatile surfactant acting as a cleansing, wetting, & coupling agent and is widely valued for its excellent solubility and emulsifying properties.

General Characteristics:


Solubility in Water, 25°C:

Specific Gravity:   

pH, 1% Solution:

Ionic Nature:  

Clear, colorless to pale yellow liquid

Completely miscible with water

~1.15 g/cm³ at 20°C (68°F)

7.0 – 9.0



Sodium Xylene Sulfonate (SXS) 40% finds versatile applications in various industries, including but not limited to the following:

  • Detergents and Cleaners: Used as a surfactant and emulsifier in household and industrial cleaning formulations.
  • Textile and Leather Processing: Employed as a dispersing and wetting agent in textile and leather processing.
  • Emulsion Polymerization: Found in emulsion polymerization processes as a stabilizer and dispersant.
  • Agrochemicals: Applied in agrochemical formulations, such as herbicides and insecticides, to improve dispersion and stability.
  • Oil and Gas Drilling: Used in oil and gas drilling operations as a dispersant and defoaming agent.



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