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ALPHA-STEP® MC-48 is an anionic surfactant derived from oleochemicals and its hydrophobic chain distribution, which ranges from C12 to C18, allows for excellent detergency performance in a wide variety of household and industrial applications. In addition, ALPHA-STEP® MC-48 functions as a hydrotrope capable of solubilizing high active systems. This versatile surfactant also functions well in hard water, having favorable hard water tolerance and lime soap dispersing ability. ALPHA-STEP® MC-48 is a readily soluble liquid that can easily be formulated between pH 4 and 9. ALPHA-STEP® MC-48 is useful in household and industrial liquid laundry, hand dishwash, hard surface cleaners, hand soaps, and specialty foam applications.

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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, 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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