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ALPHA-STEP® PC-48

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ALPHA-STEP® PC-48 is an anionic surfactant derived from oleochemicals and its hydrophobic chain distribution, which ranges from C12 to C18, allows for excellent detergency, foaming and mildness properties in a wide variety of household, industrial and personal care applications. ALPHA-STEP® PC-48 is appropriate when formulating high foaming, high active personal care products such as body wash.

ALPHA-STEP® PC-48 has a very low viscosity response and is very good at clarifying formulas with high levels of electrolytes. This versatile surfactant also functions well in hard water, having favorable hard water tolerance and lime soap dispersing ability. It is a readily soluble liquid that can be easily formulated between a pH of 4 to 9. Applications include household and industrial liquid laundry, hand dishwash, hard surface cleaners, hand soaps, specialty foam applications, body washes and facial cleansers. It has an appearance of a clear yellow liquid, and is biodegradable.

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Name (CAS Number)
Fatty acids, C12-18, methyl esters (68937-84-8) Sign in to view
Fatty acids, C12-18, methyl esters, sulfonated, sodium salts (149458-07-1) Sign in to view
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Fatty acids, C12-18, methyl esters (68937-84-8)
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Fatty acids, C12-18, methyl esters, sulfonated, sodium salts (149458-07-1)
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Stepan Company is a major developer and manufacturer of anionic, nonionic, cationic, and amphoteric agents for Household, Institutional, and Industrial Cleaner applications. Its AMMONYX® amine oxides enhance foaming, viscosity, and emulsion in shampoos, soaps, lotions, detergents, and more. Stepan’s BIO-SOFT® biodegradable surfactants provide ecofriendly cleaning for a wide range of uses.

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