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
Description: Dioctyl Sodium Sulphosuccinate is produced by a reaction of octane with malic acid anhydride, followed by a reaction with sodium bisulphite.
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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