Uses: Dioctyl Sodium Sulphosuccinate is an emulsifier, wetting agent with detergent and dispersant properties. Helps syrup stay evenly spread through a product, dairy products, edible gums, soft drinks, cordials, syrups.
Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate is a strong irritant for eyes and lungs, and also a skin irritant. Ingestion can cause the side effects described above, such as diarrhoea, intestinal bloating and occasionally cramping pains.
The substance is highly toxic for rainbow trout and has a medium toxicity for marine life, so maybe shouldn’t have been used in the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
It is also used as an emulsifier, dispersant, wetting agent and an adjuvant in pesticide formulations.
It is also a component of the oil dispersant Corexit which was used in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010.
It is an anionic surfactant, a substance that lowers the surface tension of water and is a common ingredient in consumer products, especially laxatives of the stool softener type
E480 Dioctyl Sodium Sulphosuccinate
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