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Monday, April 14, 2008

Chemical Functionalities


This is the Chemical Functionalities Table of International Specialty Products. I will update the table in the future to include other raw materials.

Chemical Functionalities

Sodium Hydroxide NaOH or caustic soda

Ph adjuster

Alkyl benzene sulphonates, alkali earth salts

Dispersant, detergency, and foaming

Sodium lauryl ether sulphonate

Emulsifier, surfactant (shampoo), textile auxillary

Sodium lauryl sulphate

Emulsifier, foaming agent, weting agent



Coconut acid diethanolamine

Foam booster, stabilizer, emulsifier, thickener

Sodium Chloride (NaCl)

Filler, salting-out reagent

Citric acid

Buffering agent, pH adjuster

Nonylphenol ethoxylate

Emulsifier, surfactant, wetting agent, defoaming agent

Lauryl alcohol ethoxylate


Glycerol or glycerin

Humectant, solvent

Sodium tripolyphosphate

Detergent builder, softening agent

Adogen/quaternary ammonium salts

Emulsifier, dispersant, softener, antistat

Silwet or dimethicone copoly

Surfactant, dispersant, emulsifier, leveling agent

Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)


Sodium xylene sulphonate

Hydrotrope (heavy duty detergent)

Empilan or ethoxylate ether/ester

Emulsifier, foamer, wetting agent, dispersant


Chelating agent, metal deactivator, anti-oxidant

Phosphoric acid

Etchant, acidulant

Tetrasodium pyrophosphate

Detergent builder, sequesterant

Triethanolamine alkylbenzene sulphonate

Pigment dispersant, surfactant, dry cleaning detergent

Carnauba wax

Car, floor or shoe polish, paraffin wax modifier

Dimethyl lauryl amine oxide

Foam booster, stabilizer

Sodium metasilicate

Detergent builder, stabilizer of peroxide bleach

Briquest or phosphoric acid

Powder detergent, peroxide stabilizer, scale inhibitor

Benzalkonium chloride


Propylene glycol monomethyl ether

Coalescing solvent

Hexylene glycol


Diproplylene glycol


Soda Ash or sodium carbonate

Neutralizing agent, pH adjuster


Fluorescent whitening agent, softener

Acusol or acrylic acid

Thickener, detergent polymer, emulsion stabilizer, suspending agent

Mackam or sulfosuccinate


Ethylene glycol methyl ether


Dibutyl phthalate


Tributoxy ethyl phosphate

Coalescing solvent, antifoamer


Pigment dispersant

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