SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE


ATAMAN CHEMICALS offers Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate both in POWDER and 40 % LIQUID forms.

Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate = AOS = Alpha Olefin Sulfonate = sodium α-olefin sulfonate = Sodium Olefin Sulfonate = Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate =  Air Entrainer = Foam Maker = FOAMING AGENT
Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is a versatile and biodegradable cleansing agent with high cleaning power and strong foaming properties

Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates (Sodium C12-14 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium C14-18 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium C16-18 Olefin Sulfonate) are mixtures of long chain sulfonate salts prepared by the sulfonation of alpha olefins. 
The numbers indicate the average lengths of the carbon chains of the alpha olefins. 
In cosmetics and personal care products, Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates are used mainly in shampoos and bath and shower products

Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates clean the skin and hair by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away.

Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates and their salts can be produced from the cracking of paraffin wax. However, for large-scale production of Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates, synthesis usually occurs via the cracking of petroleum.


Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonate is an anionic surfactant providing excellent viscosity, foam characteristics and mildness. 
Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonate is an ideal surfactant for a variety of HI&I cleaning and personal care applications, agricultural formulations, and construction products used for concrete bases, firefighting foams and dust control.


Alpha Olefin Sulfonate (AOS) is a kind of surfactant, normal alpha olefins are excellent intermediates for producing alpha olefin sulfonate (AOS) surfactants. These surfactants provide outstanding detergency, high compatibility with hard water, and good wetting and foaming properties. AOS is free of skin irritants and sensitizers, and it biodegrades rapidly. It is used in high-quality shampoos, light-duty liquid detergents, bubble baths, and heavy-duty liquid and powder detergents. It is also used in emulsion polymerization. C14-C16 AOS blends are frequently used in liquid hand soaps. 

Synthesis

Currently, sulfonated reaction through continuous reactor (such as: falling film reactor) is the most widely used method for preparing alpha olefin sulfonate.

Generally, C12-14 alpha olefins and sulfur trioxide react through reactor, then sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate neutralizes, finally obtain product.


SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE is classified as :
Cleansing
Foaming
Surfactant
CAS Number: 68439-57-6
EINECS/ELINCS No: 270-407-8
COSING REF No:    37771
Chem/IUPAC Name:    Sulfonic acids, C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene, sodium salts

Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate Market types split into:
Liquid
Powder

ATAMAN CHEMICALS offers Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate both in POWDER and 40 % LIQUID forms.

Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate combines detergency properties and foaming properties with high solubility and lower irritancy than sodium alkyl sulfates and sodium alkyl benzene sulfonates. 
Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate is used in the following : bubble baths, shampoos, fine fabric wash formulations, liquid soaps and manual dish washing liquids.

Function: Cleansing agent, foaming agent
Claims: Cleansing and purifying, sulfate-free, versatile cleanser
End Use: Shampoos & rinses, body wash, bubble bath, liquid hand soap

Sodium a-Olefin Sulfonates are long-chain sulfonic acids which function as surfactants--cleansing agents.


Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is a mild anionic, high-foaming, and well-emulsifying surfactant. 
Alpha Olefin Sulfonate has excellent cleansing and degreasing properties and does not dry out the skin and mucous membranes. Alpha Olefin Sulfonat can be used as a foam booster and viscosity enhancer in cleansing products.

α-Olefin sulfonates (AOS) are a group of anionic surfactants, which are used as detergents.
The compounds contain a - mostly linear, primary - alkyl R and a monovalent cation M, preferably sodium.
The most frequently used example of this group of substances is sodium α-olefin sulfonate (INCI: Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate).

Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate is a mild anionic surfactant with excellent viscosity and foam characteristics. 
Olefin Sulfonate offers good solubility in water, high surface activity, enhanced detergency and foamability, compatability with all other types of surfactants, low sensitivity to water hardness, high level of biodegradability and low irritation and ecotoxicity.
 
Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate is an optimal surfactant solution for the formulation of personal care and cosmetic products, HI&I cleaning and laundry detergents. 
For its unique properties the product is also used in agricultural products, construction industry, fire-fighting foams etc.

Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate is a high active anionic surfactant with excellent viscosity and flash foaming characteristics with improved mildness in comparison to lauryl sulphates

Suggestions for Use: Cold Process Soap, Body Wash Bases, Facial Cleansers, Liquid Hand Soap, Machine Dishwashing, Oil Dispersants (OD), Shampoos, Sulfate-Free, Suspension Concentrates (SC), Suspoemulsions (SE), Water Dispersible Granules (WG), Wettable Powders (WP)


Its main benefits in cleaning products are:
– Its great capacity to form stable foams, even in diluted products, in hard water and at low temperatures.

– Good cleaning properties, useful in both detergents and cosmetics.

– Fast biodegradability.

– Good compatibility with the skin.

– Its high water solubility.


Application areas of Alpha Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Salt
HI&I cleaning
Emulsion polymerization
Fire-fighting
Personal care
Laundry detergents
Industrial auxiliaries
CONSTRUCTION chemicals
Oil fields
Agriculture
Fire fighting foams


Surfactants are present in a wide range of cleaning products, and one of the usual groups is anionic surfactants, which are particularly valued for their foaming ability. 
There is a multitude of anionic surfactants for use in detergents, although the most commonly used today are the salts of dodecylbenzene sulfonic acid and ethoxylated sodium lauryl sulfate.

Conversely, new trends have led to a rethinking of the suitability of these surfactants, due to factors such as hazardous or difficult handling, biodegradability, compatibility with skin and fabrics, efficiency in low-temperature washing, or transport costs linked with diluted products. 
For this reason, ingredients developed in the last century such as Alpha-Olefin Sulfonate (INCI: Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate), are once again of interest in the detergency and cosmetic sectors.

Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is an anionic surfactant that has been used efficaciously for many years in laundry and personal care products.

The chief benefits of Alpha Olefin Sulfonate in cleaning products are its great capacity to form stable foams, even in diluted products, in hard water and at low temperatures, good cleaning properties, useful in both detergents and cosmetics, fast biodegradability, good compatibility with the skin, and its high-water solubility. 
It is therefore making it suitable for liquid or powder detergents and personal hygiene products, and especially for hand dishwashers, laundry detergents, automotive cleaners or bath gels.

The most common Alpha Olefin Sulfonate(AOS) used in personal care is sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, which functions as a detergent, wetting agent and also as an emulsifier. 
When properly formulated, sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate imparts viscosity, a consumer-acceptable foaming profile and quick flash foam to produce a stable lather, among other benefits.


sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate
Categories: Cleansing Agents, Sensitizing
sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate is used primarily as a detergent cleansing agent, but is potentially drying and can aggravate skin. 

Alpha Olefin Sulfonate (AOS) is a kind of surfactants provide outstanding detergency, high compatibility with hard water, and good wetting and foaming properties. 
AOS is free of skin irritants and sensitizers, and it biodegrades rapidly. 
AOS is used in high-quality shampoos, light-duty liquid detergents, bubble baths, and heavy-duty liquid and powder detergents. AOS is also used in emulsion polymerization. C14-C16 AOS blends are frequently used in liquid hand soaps.


Origin: Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is obtained through the sulfonation of alpha olefins which creates a mixture of long chain sulfonate salts. 
It is primarily made from coconut oil and ethylene.

Also Known As: AOS
Alpha Olefin Sulfonate

Benefits of Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate :
mild anionic 
high-foaming
well-emulsifying surfactant
excellent cleansing and degreasing properties 
No dry out the skin and mucous membranes 
foam booster
viscosity enhancer in cleansing products

Suggested Uses:
Body washes
Shampoos
Bubble baths
Cleansing lotions
Personal care cleansing products
Construction Chemicals
Gypsum 
Fire-fighting Foams

Ideal Concentration Level in Products: It can typically be used in concentrations of 4% to 30%.

Uses
Sodium Olefin Sulfonate is used in the following applications:
Detergents: Sodium Olefin Sulfonate has a strong wetting and cleaning action and good foaming power. The foam quality is excellent, with high stability.
Sodium Olefin Sulfonate is used for the production of detergent and cleaning agent powders. Because of its low stickiness, Sodium Olefin Sulfonate is particularly suitable for use in foam cleaners for upholstery and carpets.
Textile and leather finishing: Sodium Olefin Sulfonate is also used in the textile and leather industries as a wetting agent, detergent and foaming agent. 

Building and constructions
Sodium Olefin Sulfonate is a strong air entraining and wetting agent for mortars and concrete. Furthermore Sodium Olefin Sulfonate acts as a plasticizer and frost-proofer.
Sodium Olefin Sulfonate builds pores with strong stability in the cement or cement – lime mortar. Sodium Olefin Sulfonate leads to a faster wetting and dispersing of the mixture.
Dosage: 0.005 – 0.05 wt.-% on the dry ingredients of the building mixture. 

Based on long-chain olefin sulphonate. Olefin Sulphonate acts as a powerful air-entraining, wetting and plasticizing agent for the building industry. 
Sodium Olefin Sulfonate is anionic in nature. 
Sodium Olefin Sulfonate forms the air pores with excellent stability, reduces the shrinkage particularly of cement resp. cement-lime based mortar systems and prevents the formation of cracks. 
Other advantages of Sodium Olefin Sulfonate are the higher frost resistance and reduced tendency to efflorescence of hardened mortar. 

Sodium Olefin Sulfonate is a suitable additive for masonry cements and a powerful foaming agent for any mineral based building material 
(f. e. for manufacturing of foamed light weight concrete). 

Sodium Olefin Sulfonate leads to better wetting and dispersion of the building materials mixtures (e. g. of machine applied plasters and renderings), reduces the tackiness (occasionally caused by high dosage of methylcellulose) as well as improves the workability and pumpability of wet mortars.

Sodium Olefin Sulfonate is a white to slightly beige powder anionic surfactant for industrial applications. 
Olefin Sulfonate is composed of C14/C16 alpha olefin sulphonate sodium salt with strong wetting, 
cleaning action, and good foaming power.

Sodium Olefin Sulfonate is a powerful air entraining, wetting and plasticizing agent for mineral based dry premixed plasters, renderings and trowelling compounds.
Sodium Olefin Sulfonate

Thermal insulation render containing Sodium Olefin Sulfonate
Sodium Olefin Sulfonate forms air pores with excellent stability, reduces shrinkage particularly of cement/cement-lime based mortar systems and prevents formation of cracks. 
Other advantages of Olefin Sulfonate are the higher frost resistance and reduced tendency of efflorescence in hardened mortar. 
Sodium Olefin Sulfonate leads to better wetting and dispersion of the building materials mixtures (e. g. of machine applied plasters and renderings), reduces tackiness and improves workability and pumpability of wet mortars.

The recommended concentration should be 0.005 – 0.05 % by weight, calculated on dry mortar.

Application of Sodium Olefin Sulfonate
Dairy & food cleaning
Hand dishwashing
Hard surface cleaning
Industrial cleaners
Laundry powder & tabs
Toilet & hygienic cleaning
Vehicle washing
Pre-treatment
Suspension concentrate
Water dispersible granules
Fire-fighting Foams
Gypsum 
Functions: Gypsum Foaming Agent
Construction Chemicals
Mortars

Production and composition
α-Olefin sulfonates are produced by sulfonation of alpha-olefins, typically using sulfur trioxide. Subsequent alkaline hydrolysis gives a mixture of alkene sulfonates (60-65%) and hydroxyalkane sulfonates (35-40%).


Description
In addition to a longer hydrocarbon chain in which there must be at least one double bond (hence the name "olefin"), it has an anionic sulfonate headgroup with a sodium ion as a counterion. 
The sulfonate group is negative in aqueous solution, which is why the α-olefin sulfonates are among the anionic surfactants. 
In contrast to most other surfactants in which the C12-alkyl chains have the highest surface activity, olefin sulfonates shows maximal activity when using C14and C16-olefins.

Usage
α-Olefin sulfonates with linear alkenyl radicals from C12 to C18 are used as anionic surfactants in various areas of application due to their pronounced foam formation and foam stability (even with high water hardness), excellent fat-dissolving power and oil dissolving power as well as a favorable ecological profile and low aquatic toxicity and human toxicity.
They are being used for example in detergents and cleaning agents, for degreasing, in the emulsion polymerization, the conditioning of concrete and mortar as well as in the formulation of pesticides.[2]

In some shampoos sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate is being introduced as an alternative for sodium laureth sulfate without sulfate. 


Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate

Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is a strong blowing agent, as well as a wetting and plasticizing agent for ready-made mineral plasters (adhesive and machine plasters), masonry mortars and putties. 
The air pores created by Sodium Olefin Sulfonate are stable and significantly reduce shrinkage and associated cracking, especially for cement and cement-lime mortars. 
Another advantage is high frost resistance and reduced efflorescence from the solution. 

Sodium Olefin Sulfonate is also suitable for the production of plaster and masonry mixtures, as well as as the main product in the production of strong blowing agents in the industry of additives to building materials (for example, products for the production of foam concrete, etc.). 
Sodium Olefin Sulfonate provides quick wetting and dispersion of building mixes (e.g. for machine application of plasters), reduced tack and therefore easy processing and improved pumping properties. 

Clotting, for example with fine building mixes, can be significantly reduced or eliminated with Sodium Olefin Sulfonate.


POWDER GRADE Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonate of ATAMAN CHEMICALS

Composition: Alpha-olefin sulfonate, sodium salt
Product properties *)
Active content: About 90 % ( Also available as 40 % in Ataman Kimya's stocks )
Ionicity: Anionic
Appearance at 20°C: Fine, slightly yellowish powder
pH of a 1% aqueous solution: 10 - 11
Solubility at 20 °C: Sodium Olefin Sulfonate is soluble in water.
Bulk density: About 300 g/L
Sodium sulfate content: Max. 5.5 %
Sodium carbonate + bicarbonate content: Max. 5.2 %
Biodegradability: Sodium Olefin Sulfonate is readily biodegradable.
Handling and Storage: Sodium Olefin Sulfonate must be stored in a dry place in sealed containers to prevent moisture absorption and caking of the powder.

40 % Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonate of ATAMAN CHEMICALS

Description: Mild anionic, high-foaming & well-emulsifying surfactant. Made primarily from coconut oils.  
Stable at a wide pH range and can therefore be used in acidic environments. pH: 8 (10% solution), 40% active substances. Yellowish liquid, slightly viscous, faint odor.

Alpha Olefin Sulfonate 40 % (AOS 40%) is a formaldehyde free solution of sodium C14-C16 alpha olefin sulfonate preserved with MIT. 
Alpha Olefin Sulfonate 40 %  can be used in variety of applications due to its excellent viscosity, hard water stability, detergency, foam characteristics, and pH stability over a broad pH range. 
AOS 40 % is a milder surfactant compared to lauryl sulfates and is used in high performing sulfate-free, shampoos, body wash, hand soap and pet care formulations. 
AOS 40 % is highly effective in unloading undesirable liquids and particulates from gas producing wells and exhibits exceptional thermal stability up to 200° C. 
AOS 40 % is readily biodegradable.


CAS: 68439-57-6
INCI Name: Sodium C14-16 alpha olefin sulfonate

Benefits:
Mild primary surfactant with excellent cleansing and degreasing properties (but non-drying on skin & mucous membranes)
Good wetting effect, foam booster, slight viscosity enhancer
Easily compatible with other surfactants including non-ionic, amphoteric or anionic co-surfactants
Can be used for making sulfate-free cleansing products
Use: Can be added to formulas as is. Recommended use level is 4-30% depending on desired foaming and cleansing effects. For external use only.

Applications: Body washes, shampoos, bubble baths, cleansing lotions, various personal care cleansing products.
Raw material source: Ethylene, coconut oil
Manufacture: Alpha olefin suflonate is a mixture of long chain sulfonate salts prepared by the sulfonation of alpha olefins. Alpha-olefin sulfonate are produced by oligomerization of ethylene and by Fischer-Tropsch synthesis followed by purification.


40 % Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonate is Anionic surfactant for the detergent industry
Composition: Alpha-olefin sulfonate, sodium salt in aqueous solution

40 % Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonate is a pale yellow, clear liquid anionic surfactant for the detergent industry. 
40 % Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonate is composed of C14/C16 alpha olefin sulphonate sodium salt featuring strong wetting and cleaning action and good foaming power.

40 % Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonate is an aqueous solution of an alpha olefin sulfonate which generates highly stable micro-foam and is unsusceptible to water hardness. 

40 % Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonate is also used as anionic wetting agent in liquid formulations and is a high foaming primary surfactant for handy dishwashing liquids.


Chemical characterization
Olefin sulphonate, sodium salt
Hazardous ingredients
Olefine sulphonate
Concentration : 40 %
CAS number : 68439-57-6
EINECS number : 270-407-8

EC 270-407-8: SULPHONIC ACIDS, C14-16-ALKANE HYDROXY AND C14-16-ALKENE, SODIUM SALTS

Sodium alpha olefin (C14-16) sulphonate
Sodium C14-16 Olefin sulfonate
Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate
Sulfonic acids, C14-16 (even numbered)-alkane hydroxy and C14-16 (even numbered)-alkene, sodium salts
Sulfonic acids, C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene, sodium salts
SULPHONIC ACIDS, C14-16-ALKANE HYDROXY AND C14-16-ALKENE, SODIUM SALTS


Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate. 
40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. by Clariant is a sodium alpha olefin sulfonate. It acts as a surfactant and offers good foaming and cleansing efficacy. 
40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. is cold-processable and preservative-free. 40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. is suitable for use in shampoos, liquid soap and shower products.
Claims    
Surfactants / Cleansing Agents
foam booster
preservative-free


40 % Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonate is an alpha-olefin sulfonate (sodium salt in aqueous solution). 

40 % Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonate acts as an emulsifier, wetting agent and dispersing agent. 
40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is readily biodegradable, APEO-free and has low-VOC. 
40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is used in styrene / butadiene latex, styrene / butadiene rubber and acrylate and styrene / acrylate dispersions. 
40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is listed on AICS, DSL, EINECS, ENCS, IECSC, KECI, NECI, NZIoC, PICCS and TSCA inventory.

40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is a mild anionic surfactant with excellent viscosity and foam characteristics. 
40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate offers good solubility in water, high surface activity, enhanced detergency and foamability, compatability with all other types of surfactants, low sensitivity to water hardness, high level of biodegradability and low irritation and ecotoxicity.
 
40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is an optimal surfactant solution for the formulation of personal care and cosmetic products, HI&I cleaning and laundry detergents. 
For its unique properties the product is also used in agricultural products, construction industry, fire-fighting foams etc.


Application areas
HI&I cleaning
Emulsion polymerization
Fire-fighting
Personal care
Laundry detergents
Industrial auxiliaries
Construction chemicals
Oil fields
Agriculture


40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate
40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. is used as anionic emulsifier in emulsion polymerization of styrene/butadiene latex, E-PVC, acrylate and vinyl-acetate dispersions

Dispersant & Wetting Agent
Emulsifier
Surfactant

Composition: C14/C16-alpha olefin sulphonate sodium salt

Product properties 
Ionicity: anionic
Appearance: pale yellow, clear liquid
Iodine colour number: 20 max.
pH value, 1% active substance in water: 6.0 – 8.0
Solubility at 20°C: 40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate can be mixed with water.
Compatibility: compatible with anionic and nonionic surfactants, resistant to acids and alkalines
Density at 25°C [g/cm³]: approx. 1.07


Dry substance content [%] (2h at 105°C in drying oven): approx. 42
Sodium sulphate content [%]: max. 3

Biodegradability: 40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is readily biodegradable.

C14/C16-alpha olefin sulphonate sodium salt
SURFACTANT / WETTING AGENT
High foaming primary surfactant for hand dishwashing liquids. 
Low stickiness to textile fibres; especially for carpet and upholstery cleaners 
Low tendency to build up viscosity therefore suitable for use in I&I cleaners .

40 % Olefin Sulfonate provides excellent foaming and detergency properties to a broad spectrum of formulations. 
In addition, alpha-olefin sulfonates have excellent hard water and electrolyte tolerance and are stable in acidic conditions, making them ideal for use in all cleaning applications.


Benefits
Low stickiness to textile fibres (especially for carpet and upholstery cleaners)
High foaming
Good cleansing efficacy
Preservative-free
Cold-processable
Low tendency to build up viscosity


Applications
Suspension concentrate
Warer dispersible granules
Dairy & food cleaning    
Hand dishwashing
Hard surface cleaning
Industrial cleaners
Laundry liquids
Laundry powder & tabs
Toilet & hygienic cleaning
Vehicle washing
Pre-treatment   


Applications
Sulfate-free shampoo
All purpose cleaning
Bar soap
Body wash
Facial cleansers
Hand dishwashing
Vehicle wash
Industrial foaming applications
Commercial & household laundry
Liquid hand soap
Gypsum Foaming Agent
Fire fighting FOAMS

FDA Listing
FDA Chapter 21 § 175.105, § 178.3400

Application
40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate has a strong wetting and cleaning action and good foaming power. The foam quality of 40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is excellent, with high stability.
· 40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is used in the production of detergents and cleaning agents. 40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is particularly suitable for use in foam cleaners for upholstery and carpets, because of the low stickiness of the residues left on the fibres.
· 40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is also used in the textile, leather and construction industries as a wetting agent, detergent and foaming agent.


· 40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is used as emulsifier in emulsion polymerisation of styrene/butadiene latex, styrene/butadiene rubber and acrylate and styrene/acrylate dispersions.

Remarks
Prolonged storage at temperatures >30°C can lead to gel formation on the surface of the product, in particalar in drum and containers. 
40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate can be used again ater homogenisation.
If 40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is stored at a temperature of <20°C, the active substance may precipitate out. 
40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate can be re-homogenized by stirring and heating.
40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is not allowed to head the product above 50°C.

Storage
1 year under proper storage at 15-30°C. During longer storage pH value may drop.

Item    Specification    Unit    Method

Consistence at 20°C    liquid        
visual            

Transparency at 20°C    clear        
visual            

pH value 1% a.i. in water    6.0 - 8.0        DIN EN 1262

Iodine color number    max. 20        EN 1557

Dry content    40.5 - 43.5    %    
2h at 105°C in drying oven            

Residual oil content    max. 2.5    %    DGF C-III 1b

Sodium sulphate    max. 3.0    %    
titrimetric

Remarks: Special feature: The product gets turbid at temperatures above 30°. 
After cooling below 30°C and homogenisation product clears up again. It is not allowed to heat the product above 50°C.

Prolonged storage at temperatures >30°C can lead to gel formation on the surface  of the product in particular in drums and containers. Product can be used again after homogenisation.

If product is stored at a temperature of <20°C, the active substance may precipitate out.
The product can be rehomogenized by stirring and heating.

Storage: 1 year under proper storage at 15-30°C. During longer storage pH value may drop.

Chemical Nature:
Olefin sulphonate, sodium salt (40% in water)
Product Function:
Laundry, Hard Surface Cleaning, Hand Dish Washing Liquid


Anionic Surfactant for Industrial Applications 

COMPOSITION 
Alpha-olefin sulfonate, sodium salt in aqueous solution PRODUCT PROPERTIES*) 
Dry substance content: About 42% in water 
Appearance at 25°C: Yellowish clear liquid 
Density at 25°C (DIN 51757): About 1.07 g/cm³ 
Solubility at 25°C: 40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. can be mixed with water. 
pH of a 1% aqueous solution : About 6 - 8 
Sodium sulfate content Max. 3% 

Compatibility 40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. is compatible with nonionic and anionic surfactants. 

Biodegradability 40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. is readily biodegradable. 
FDA Listing FDA Chapter 21 § 175.105, § 178.3400 

Storage conditions Prolonged storage at temperatures > 30 °C can lead to gel formation on the surface of the product, in particular in drums and containers. 
After stirring the gel phase is destroyed and the product is again ready for usage. 
If product is stored at a temperature of < 20 °C, the active substance may precipitate. 
The product can be re-homogenized by stirring and heating. 
It is not allowed to heat the product above 50 °C. 
Shelf life 1 year under proper storage at 15-30 °C. 
During longer storage the pH of the product may drop due to hydrolysis. *) 
These characteristics are for guidance only and are not to be taken as product specifications. 
The tolerances are given in the product specification sheet. 
For further information on product properties, toxicological, ecological and safety data, please refer to the safety data sheet. 

USE 
40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. has strong wetting, cleaning and foaming characteristics. 
The foam quality is excellent with high stability. 
40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. is used in various industrial and consumer applications encompassing detergents for domestic, institutional and industrial cleaning, usage as processing aid in the textile, leather and chemical industry and as air entraining agent in the construction industry. 

DETERGENTS 
40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. is used in the production of detergents and cleaning agents. 
40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. is particularly suitable for the use in foam cleaners for upholstery and carpets, because of the low stickiness of the residues left on the fibers. 

TEXTILE AND LEATHER PROCESSING 
40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. is also used in the textile and leather industry as a wetting agent, detergent and foaming agent. 

EMULSION POLYMERIZATION 
40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. is used as emulsifier in emulsion polymerization of styrene / butadiene latex, styrene / butadiene rubber and acrylate and styrene / acrylate dispersions. in general 0,5 – 5,0 % 40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. based on monomers is used in emulsion polymerization. 

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION 
40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. is used as air entraining agent in concrete, mortar and plasters to improve the resistance against ice pressure during freezing. 
40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. is particularly stable against calcium ions which are largely present on the wet concrete. 
Compared to other air entraining agents like e.g. sodium alkyl sulfates 40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. is more efficient and requires lower dosages to produce the same air content. 
On particular application for 40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. are road pavements made of concrete. 
40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. is added to the concrete mixture to produce microfoam with an average diameter of below 300 μm and stabilizes the required 4 – 5% air after short agitation of 30 seconds. 

The Dosage of 40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. varies between 0,01 – 0,03% based on the cement or approximately 0,03 – 0,10 kg/m3 wet concrete. 
Further building applications are mortars, plasters and gypsum board


Features & Benefits
Labeling Claims
APEOs (alkylphenolethoxylates)-free
Low VOC
CASE Ingredients Features
Broad Range of Viscosity
Easy Handling
Other Features
Benefits
The use of 40 %  Olefin Sulfonate Liq. offers the following advantages:


Product properties:
 
Low VOC
Free of alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEO)
Readily biodegradable
Easy to handle
FDA approved


Performance of 40 % Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate in emulsion polymerization:
Improved stability of the monomer emulsion
Low coagulum formation during polymerization
Control of particle size of the polymer dispersion
Improved viscosity of the polymer dispersions

Applications & Uses
Markets
Building & Construction
Paints & Coatings
Applications
Paints & Coatings — Building & Construction
Decorative Paints
Building & Construction — Building Materials
Decorative Paints & Coatings

Properties
Compatible Resins & Binders
Acrylics & Acrylic Copolymers
Styrene Copolymers
Vinyls

Physical Form: Liquid
Typical Properties
Value    Units    Test Method / Conditions
Active Content: approx. 42    %    -
pH Value: 6 - 8    -    -
Density:    approx. 1.07    g/cm3    -

Appearance
Yellowish Clear Liquid
Regulatory & Compliance
Certifications & Compliance
FDA Approved


AOS-40 is a pale yellow 40% aqueous solution of sodium C14-16 alpha olefin sulfonate. AOS-40 combines the advantages of high foaming power, good emulsification, mildness to the skin, and excellent lime soap dispersion to give the formulator maximum flexibility in the preparation of light and heavy-duty cleaners. It is also suitable for use in acidic formulations such as those containing alpha hydroxyl acids or salicylic acid. AOS-40 is perfect for sulfate-free personal care and detergent products.


APPLICATIONS

• Economical and high-performing sulfate free,

biodegradable shampoos

• Hand soaps and shower gels

• Car washing compounds

• Light-duty liquid detergents

• Heavy-duty laundry detergents

BENEFITS

• Excellent cost/performance characteristics and foam properties

• Improved mildness over lauryl sulfates

• Excellent viscosity and foam characteristics

• More stable than alcohol sulfates over a broad pH range

• Fully compatible with other anionic, amphoteric and nonionic surfactants

Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate
Agent Name: Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate
CAS Number: 68439-57-6
Formula
Unspecified
Major Category
Other Classes
Synonyms
Alkenes, C14-16 alpha-, sulfonated, sodium salts; Sulfonic acids, C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene, sodium salts; Sodium (C14-16) olefin sulfonate; Sodium C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-olefin sulfonates; [ChemIDplus] Mixed alkyl sulfates; [EPA] Alfanox 46 (KAO); Alkenes, C14-16 .alpha.-, sulfonated, sodium salts; alpha-Alkenylsulfonat-Natrium + Hydroxyalkansulfonat-Natrium; alpha-Olefinsulfonat-Natriumsalz; Alpha-olefinsulfonic acid sodium salt; AOS; Hostapur OS; Sodium alpha-olefin (C14-16) sulfonate; Sodium olefin (C14-16) sulfonate; [IUCLID] POWDERS OF PETROCHEMICAL LINEAR ALPHA OLEFIN SOLFONATE; [Redox Pty MSDS]
Category
Sulfonates, Alkane and Alkene
Description
33-37% Aqueous solution: Clear to slightly turbid pale yellow liquid; [SIDS Dossier] Bright yellow powder with a mild odor; [Redox Pty MSDS]
Sources/Uses
alpha-Olefin sulfonates: Used in laundry detergents, hand soaps, shampoos, dishwashing and other household cleaning products, personal care products, and in the textile, leather, and cosmetics industries; [OECD SIDS] Used in the textile processing, personal-domestic use, and cosmetics industries; Used as a construction materials additive, cleaning/washing agent, disinfectant, foaming agent, and surface-active agent; [IUCLID] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]
Comments
Mixture of mono-unsaturated alkene sulfonates and hydroxyalkane sulfonates; Commercial product is typically a 33-37% aqueous solution; [SIDS Dossier] An irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Redox Pty MSDS]
Reference Link #1
OECD SIDS: Alkyl Sulfates, Alkane Sulfonates and alpha-Olefin Sulfonates - 2007
Biomedical References
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Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent
Processes
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure:

Leather Tanning and Processing
Textiles (Fiber & Fabric Manufacturing)
Using Disinfectants or Biocides

Date: November 15, 2013

Ingredient Definition Function(s)
Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate (68439-57-6) A mixture of long chain sulfonate salts prepared by sulfonation of C14-16 alpha olefins. It consists chiefly of sodium alkene sulfonates and sodium hydroxyalkane sulfonates
Surfactant – cleansing agent

Sodium C12-14 Olefin Sulfonate A mixture of long chain sulfonate salts prepared by sulfonation of C12-14 alpha olefins. It consists chiefly of sodium alkene sulfonates and sodium hydroxyalkane sulfonates.
Surfactant – cleansing agent

Sodium C14-18 Olefin Sulfonate A mixture of long chain sulfonate salts prepared by sulfonation of C14-18 alpha olefins. It consists chiefly of sodium alkene sulfonates and sodium hydroxyalkane sulfonates.
Surfactant – cleansing agent

Sodium C16-18 Olefin Sulfonate (8815-15-6) A mixture of long chain sulfonate salts prepared by sulfonation of C16-18 alpha olefins. It consists chiefly of sodium alkene sulfonates and sodium hydroxyalkane sulfonates.
Surfactant – cleansing agent

• Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate
• Sodium C12-14 Olefin Sulfonate
• Sodium C14-18 Olefin Sulfonate
• Sodium C16-18 Olefin Sulfonate
These ingredients function in cosmetics as surfactant – cleansing agents


Definition and Structure 
By definition, olefins are alkenes (unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons) obtained by cracking naphtha or other petroleum fractions at high temperatures. 
Alpha-olefins are particularly reactive because the double bond of the alkene is on the first carbon of the chain. 
Sodium AOS is a mixture of long chain sulfonate salts prepared by sulfonation of C(x-y) alpha-olefins where (x-y) represents the range of the carbon chain length (Wenninger and McEwen 1995a; 1995b). 
The mixture consists primarily of sodium hydroxyalkane sulfonates and sodium alkene sulfonates 
Sodium C14-16 AOS is identified in Japan as sodium tetradecenesulfonate or sodium tetradecenesulfonate solution  

Method of Manufacture 
Although alpha-olefins can be produced by cracking of paraffin wax as noted, the limited availability of waxy crudes prevents large-scale use of the technique. 
For industrial use, a-olefins are synthesized by oligomerization of ethylene. 
Using continuous falling film techniques, the a-olefins are sulfonated with gaseous sulfur trioxide; typically a sulfur trioxide :olefin molar ratio between 1.0 to 1.2 is used. 
The sulfonation produces alkenylsulfonic acid and intermediate sultones as well as other by-products. 
At this stage of the process, the sultone content increases at the expense of alkylsulfonic acid upon standing. 
If the mixture ages too long, 1,4-sultone may be produced


SODIUM ALPHA-OLEFIN SULFONATES
It is more difficult to hydrolyze than either 1,2 or 1,3-sultone (KirkOthmer 1983). 
The continuous falling film process limits contact time, temperature, molar ratio, and feed rates to eliminate undesirable side products formed during residence time (Schoenberg 1980). 
The acidic reaction mixture is neutralized and then hydrolyzed with an excess of sodium hydroxide to saponify the intermediate alkane sultones (some of which may be mild skin sensitizers) (Roberts and Williams 1983). 
The conditions of hydrolysis determine whether hydroxyalkane sulfonates or alkene sulfonates are the favored products. 
The process yields AOS mixtures of 60-65% alkene sulfonates, 30-35% hydroxyalkane sulfonates, and 5-10% disulfonates. 
Roberts et al. (1987) stressed that hypochlorite bleach should not be used in the manufacture of the Sodium AOS so as to avoid producing certain unsaturated and chlorosultones as byproducts. These compounds are undesired by-products as they have been demonstrated to be highly potent skin sensitizers. 
According to Ter Haar (1983), since 1973 the bleaching step in the production of AOS has been carried out at high pH to avoid the formation of hypochlorous acid (which subsequently reacts with alkene sulfonates to form chloro gamma and delta sultones), confirming the view of Roberts and Williams (1983) that knowledge of the chemistry of sultone formation allows them to be avoided in the manufacture of AOS. 
Impurities Stepan Company (1995) reports their internal specifications for Sodium AOS include a 31 ppm maximum for 1,4-sultones (delta sultones). 
Techniques for sultone detection include separating and concentrating sultones from the surfactant via thin layer chromatography (TLC) followed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) quantification. 
This technique has a sensitivity of 0.1 ppm and can go as low as 0.01 ppm when background does not interfere (MacMillan and Wright 1977). 
Another technique uses preparative HPLC followed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and has a sensitivity of 2 ppb (Matsutani et al. 1986). 

USE 
Cosmetic 
Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates are used in cosmetic formulations as a surfactant-cleansing agent (Wenninger and McEwen 1995b). 

Reported use of Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate (FDA 1996) No. formulations No. containing Product category in category ingredient Bath oils, tablets and salts Bubble baths Other bath preparations Rinses (noncoloring) Shampoos (noncoloring) Other hair coloring preparations Other manicuring preparations Bath soaps and detergents Other personal cleanliness Cleansing Paste masks (mud packs) 
There were no reported uses of the other three Sodium AOS. Concentrations of use are no longer reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (FDA 1992). 
However, data provided directly to CIR from the cosmetics industry indicate the following as the highest Sodium Olefin Sulfonates concentration used: 5% in cleansers and 16% in shampoos and bath and shower products. 
Data from industry specifically on Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonates indicate use at 3.6% in facial cleansing foams; >5-10% in skin care preparations; and > 10% in personal cleanliness products (CTFA 1995). 
International Sodium C14-16 AOS is listed in the Japanese Comprehensive Licensing Standards of Cosmetics by Category (CLS). 
Sodium tetradecenesulfonate which conforms to the specifications of the Japanese Standards of Cosmetic Ingredients can be used without restrictions in all CLS categories except eyeliners and lipsticks and lip creams. 
Sodium tetradecenesulfonate solution which conforms to the standards of the Japanese Cosmetic Ingredient Codex can be used without restrictions in all CLS categories except eyeliners and lipsticks and lip creams, dentifrices and bath preparations (Yakuji Nippo, Ltd. 1994). 
Noncosmetic AOS and the ammonium, calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium salts are approved by the FDA for use as indirect food additives. 
The ruling specifies that the alkyl group be in the range of C10-38 with not less than 50% being in the range of C14-16 (Rothschild 1990).


(2E)-2-Hexadécène-1-sulfonate de sodium [French] [ACD/IUPAC Name]
11067-19-9 [RN]
234-286-5 [EINECS]
2-Hexadecene-1-sulfonic acid, sodium salt, (2E)- (1:1) [ACD/Index Name]
Natrium-(2E)-2-hexadecen-1-sulfonat [German] [ACD/IUPAC Name]
Sodium (2E)-2-hexadecene-1-sulfonate [ACD/IUPAC Name]
SODIUM C16 OLEFIN SULFONATE
270-407-8 [EINECS]
68439-57-6 [RN]
sodium (E)-hexadec-2-ene-1-sulfonate
sodium (E)-tetradec-2-ene-1-sulfonate
sodium 2-hexadecene-1-sulfonate
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE
SODIUM C14-18 OLEFIN SULFONATE
SODIUM C16-18 OLEFIN SULFONATE
UNII-425KF95S6M
UNII-7649NQT0HD

Process for the production of commercial alpha olefin sulfonates
Abstract
Alpha olefin sulfonates generally commercially made by reacting SO3 with alpha olefins followed by neutralization and saponification with base (typically sodium hydroxide), and subsequently bleaching, characteristically may contain by-product impurities which are non-sulfonate sulfur containing organic compounds. 
These impurities chiefly sultones, can be substantially completely eliminated by the process sequence of the present disclosure which involves heating and bleaching and pH adjustment under specified conditions. Surprisingly, such and similar organic sulfurous impurities are eliminated during such heating and do not reform under such bleaching and pH adjustment.


Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
Alpha olefin sulfonates are commonly manufactured by reacting alpha olefins with sulfur trioxide utilizing falling film technology as taught by Knaggs et al U.S. Pat. No. 3,169,142 followed by neutralization in an aqueous medium containing alkali metal hydroxide. In addition to alkali metal sulfonates, the initial resulting product also characteristically contains unreacted olefins and sulfur containing organic components, chiefly sultones, which are not alkali metal sulfonates.
For purposes of maximizing conversion levels of alpha olefins to alpha olefins sulfonates, of minimizing to the point of elimination the presence of non-sulfonate sulfur containing components, and of bleaching, since such intermediate products are characteristically too dark in color for commercial acceptability, and so must be bleached, prior art alpha olefin sulfonate manufacturing technology fails to provide adequate teachings or suggestions. When bleaching is undertaken by the prior art technology, sulfur containing organic components which are not alkali metal sulfonates are actually produced as by-products, adding to any undesirable components already present.
In the present context (except where stated or implied in a narrower sense) the term "alpha olefin sulfonate(s)" is used in its broadest commercially accepted sense to include not only 1,2-alkene-1-sulfonates, but also generally a broad mixture of alkenyl sulfonates, hydroxyalkane sulfonates, poly (primarily -di-) sulfonates, hydroxy alkenyl sulfonates, and similarly related sulfonates; such so-called commercial alpha olefin sulfonate products also contain quantities of hydrocarbons, alpha olefins and isomerized olefins, aliphatic alcohols, and lesser quantities of other by-products and unreacted matter, as well as, inorganic species, all in an aqueous system.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The present invention is directed to an improved process for making the biodegradable alpha olefin sulfonates surfactants. 
A primary aim of this invention is to substantially completely eliminate all sulfur organic components in an alpha olefin sulfonate product which are not alkali metal sulfonates. Since the vastly predominant sulfur containing non-sulfonate species, and the most difficult to eliminate sulfur containing non-sulfonate species are sultones, a primary air of this invention is to provide a process adapted for substantially completely eliminating sultones in an alpha olefin sulfonate product.
Another air of this invention is to substantially completely eliminate the presence of all sulfur containing organic by-product components, sultones, which might otherwise be present in a bleached alpha olefin sulfonate product by converting such components into alkali metal sulfonates, and also by preventing the redevelopment of such by-products, and other similar product components, in such a bleached product.
One achievement of this invention is a maximum of the conversion of sulfonated alpha olefins to sulfonates in the manufacture of alpha olefin sulfonate detergents.
Another aim of this invention is to provide an alpha olefin sulfonate product containing substantially no sulfur containing organic components which are not alkali metal sulfonates. 
Such non-sulfonate sulfur containing components serve no functional purpose and not only tend to reduce the level of desired sulfonates in a given surfactant, but, in addition, such sulfur containing organic components, at least in some instances, can exert undesirable effects upon alpha olefin sulfonate products. 
For example, certain sulfur containing organic components act as antifoam agents if present in sufficient quantities. 
Further, certain such sulfur-containing components can slowly hydrolyze causing product pH shifts.
The invention provides a bleaching technique for aqueous alkali metal sulfonates which have been previously treated to substantially eliminate all sulfur containing organic components in such an alpha olefin sulfonate material, which components are not alkali metal sulfonates. 
Not only is the reformation of such non-sulfonate impurities surprisingly substantially completely prevented during bleaching, but also the bleaching efficiency of a bleach, such as sodium hypochlorite, is unexpectedly improved.
The invention further provides a technique whereby, first, by the action of heat, all sulfur containing organic components in an alpha olefin sulfonate product which are not alkali metal sulfonates are substantially completely eliminated, and then this resulting product in a specified reaction sequence by the action of a combination including bleach, pH, and temperature, is lightened in color substantially without reforming or generating any sulfur containing organic components in such alpha olefin sulfonate product, which components are not alkali metal sulfonates.
Another aim of the invention is to eliminate from alkali metal alpha olefin sulfonate products sulfur containing impurities belonging to the class of organic compounds known generally as sultones because such compound class, or members thereof, may have undesirable side effects, including some as indicated earlier.
Other and further objects, aims, purposes and advantages of the present invention will be apparent to those skilled in the art from a reading of the present specification taken with the accompanying drawings.
More specifically, the present invention relates to an improvement in a process for making alpha olefin sulfonates by the known prior art method of first contacting a stream of vaporized sulfur trioxide diluted with an inert gas, usually air, with liquid alpha olefins containing from about 8 through 24 (preferably from about 12 through 18) carbon atoms per molecule followed by admixture of the reaction product with aqueous alkali metal hydroxide. In the process of the present invention, the resulting aqueous liquid phase system is heated at a temperature of from about 95° to 190° C (preferably from about 150° to 180° C) while maintaining such system under autogenous pressure of from about atmospheric to about 230 psig (preferably from about 120 to 160 psig) for a time sufficient to substantially completely eliminate sulfur from residual oil in such system (which means, in effect, that all non-sulfonate sulfur containing organic compounds have been substantially eliminated from such system). Such heating is conducted while maintaining sufficient dissolved free alkali metal hydroxide present in such system at a level to produce a system pH in the range of from about 12.0 to 14.0 (and preferably in the range of from about 12.3 to 13.0).
Thereafter, one cools the resulting so-heated system to a temperature below about 60° C (and preferably below 5° C) and then contacts such so-cooled system under liquid phase aqueous conditions with the bleaching agent sodium hypochlorite. The total amount of such bleaching agent (active ingredient basis) used ranges from about 0.1 to 6 weight percent of the total weight of alkali metal sulfonated products present in such resulting so-heated system (and preferably from about 0.5 to 2.0 weight percent). Such contacting is conducted while maintaining such resulting so-heated system at a pH in the range of from about 12.0 to 14.0 (and preferably from about 12.3 to 13.0). Also, such contacting is further conducted while maintaining such resulting so-heated system as a temperature of from about 25° to 60° C (and preferably from about 35° to 50° C). Such contacting is conducted for a time sufficient to produce a Klett color of about 180 or less (and preferably about 130 or less) at 5 weight percent total sulfonate of alpha olefin sulfonate in water. Such contacting is conducted as a practical matter for a time which is either sufficient for complete reaction of added sodium hypochlorite with color bodies or is sufficient for achievement of a desired product color level. 
Excess bleach remaining after a bleaching operation optionally can be destroyed by the addition to bleached product of an antichlor (reducing agent), such as sodium sulfite, sodium bisulfite, or the like. Subsequent product pH adjustment may be desirable. If, in fact it is intended to adjust the product pH to a lower level, it is necessary to first completely react or destroy all residual bleaching agent prior to pH adjustment with acids (such as sulfuric and the like), as those skilled in the art will readily appreciate.

Comparison of surface and interfacial properties of internal olefin sulfonates (IOS) and alpha olefin sulfonates (AOS) shows that hydrocarbon chain branching has a significant influence on interfacial properties at the air–water, pentadecane–water and parafilm–water interfaces. 
The isomeric branched IOS shows a higher critical micelle concentration and are more effective in reducing the surface tension at the air–water interface by occupying a larger area per molecule. IOS exhibits better dynamic air–water interfacial properties due to a lower meso-equilibrium surface tension. 
The equilibrium interfacial tensions for AOS and IOS have no remarkable difference at the pentadecane–water interface. 
The water wettability and electrolyte tolerance are enhanced with branched hydrocarbon chain olefin sulfonates.


Owing to its performance attributes and biodegradability, alpha olefin sulfonates are set to become the material of choice in a range of applications. 
Alpha olefin sulfonate is an anionic surfactant with excellent viscosity and foaming characteristics which offers enhanced detergency and foamability. 
High pH stability of alpha olefin sulfonates will generate additional interest over other types of sulfonates such as lauryl sulfates and lauryl ether sulfates creating a progressive environment for the market.

Being an anionic surfactant, it is able to function as detergent, wetting agent and as an emulsifier in broad range of applications. 
Alpha olefin sulfonates offer other bundled benefits including high foaming profile and a quick flash foam to produce a stable lather. 
Alpha olefin sulfonates also allow personal care products to be offered as preservative-free aqueous solutions, due to which detergent & liquid soaps application is set to remain key consumer of alpha olefin sulfonates in the market.


Alpha Olefin is an olefin featured by the position of solid bond (reactive unsaturation) at the two end carbons in carbon chains. 
Alpha olefins and their derivatives are used as comonomers in polymer such as low density polyethylenes for the properties of lighter, thinner, better flexibility and more tearing resistance. 
They are used in the production of linear plasticizers, oxo-alcohols, motor fuels, lubricants, automotive additives, biodegradble surfactants, paper size, and in a wide range of specialty applications in the production of mercaptans, flavors and fragrances, alkyl metals, halides, alkyl silanes.

Alpha oLefin sulfonates are products of the sulfonation of alpha olefins and are long chain compounds. 
Alpha olefin sulfonates are manufactured by processes such as ethylene ologomerization, or by the Fischer-Tropsch process of synthesis. 
Firstly, alpha olefins are sulfonated inside a continuous thin film reactor, which produces a mixture of cyclic sulfonate esters (sultones) and alkene sulfonic acids. 
Aqueous sodium hydroxide is then used to neutralize this mixture. 
Carrying out hydrolysis at high temperatures, the remaining sultones are then converted into hydroxy sulfonates and alkene sulfonates. 
Alpha olefin sulfonates are then obtained in the form of an aqueous solution. 
For the manufacturing of alpha olefin sulfonates in the solid form, neutralization and hydrolysis are carried out in isopropanol, and not water. 
The quality of alpha olefin sulfonates critically depends upon the purity of the alpha olefin feedstock. 
The sodium salts of alpha olefin sulfonates are widely used in various consumer-oriented and industrial products because of their unique surfactant properties. 
Based on the average length of the carbon chains contained in alpha olefins, the sodium salts of alpha olefin sulfonates that are commercially available include Sodium C12-14, Sodium C14-16, Sodium C14-18, and Sodium C16-18 olefin sulfonates. 
These products exhibit distinct physical properties, and are accordingly used for suitable applications.


On the basis of application, the alpha olefin sulfonates market can be segmented as:

Soaps & Detergents
Personal Care Products
Lubricant Additives
Others (Pesticides, Construction Chemicals, etc.)

Alpha olefin sulfonates are widely utilized in a number of applications, primarily as active surfactants. Alpha olefin sulfonates exhibit beneficial properties such as excellent foaming, wetting and cleaning ability, high detergency, and good degreasing ability. Also, alpha olefin sulfonates are highly compatible for use with other anionic, amphoteric, as well as non-ionic surfactants. Alpha olefin sulfonates are mild on human skin and do not cause irritation, making them suitable for use in products such as soaps, shampoos, hand wash liquids, etc. Moreover, alpha olefin sulfonates are as effective for use in hard water as in soft water, thus expanding their scope of application. Another important factor aiding the increasing application of alpha olefin sulfonates is the biodegradability of the compounds. Alpha olefin sulfonates are thus more eco-friendly than many other commercial surfactants. Apart from personal care products and consumer goods, alpha olefin sulfonates are also used in industrial applications, such as in the formulation of lubricants; manufacture of industrial cleaners, metal working fluids, drilling fluids in the oil & gas industry; and the formulation of certain agrochemical products such as pesticides. Thus, the market for alpha olefin sulfonates is expected to be driven by their superior performance as surfactants as compared to other compounds such as linear alkylbenzenesulfonates (LAS), alcohol ethoxysulfates, and alcohol ethoxylates.

Market Overview
Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market: Definition and Introduction
Alpha oelfin sulfonates are products of the sulfonation of alpha olefins and are long chain compounds. Alpha olefin sulfonates are manufactured by processes such as ethylene ologomerization, or by the Fischer-Tropsch process of synthesis. Firstly, alpha olefins are sulfonated inside a continuous thin film reactor, which produces a mixture of cyclic sulfonate esters (sultones) and alkene sulfonic acids. Aqueous sodium hydroxide is then used to neutralize this mixture. Carrying out hydrolysis at high temperatures, the remaining sultones are then converted into hydroxy sulfonates and alkene sulfonates. Alpha olefin sulfonates are then obtained in the form of an aqueous solution. For the manufacturing of alpha olefin sulfonates in the solid form, neutralization and hydrolysis are carried out in isopropanol, and not water. The quality of alpha olefin sulfonates critically depends upon the purity of the alpha olefin feedstock. The sodium salts of alpha olefin sulfonates are widely used in various consumer-oriented and industrial products because of their unique surfactant properties. Based on the average length of the carbon chains contained in alpha olefins, the sodium salts of alpha olefin sulfonates that are commercially available include Sodium C12-14, Sodium C14-16, Sodium C14-18, and Sodium C16-18 olefin sulfonates. These products exhibit distinct physical properties, and are accordingly used for suitable applications.
Considering these aspects of alpha olefin sulfonates, the study of the trends and forecasts of the alpha olefin sulfonates market becomes an important read.
Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market: Dynamics
Alpha olefin sulfonates are widely utilized in a number of applications, primarily as active surfactants. Alpha olefin sulfonates exhibit beneficial properties such as excellent foaming, wetting and cleaning ability, high detergency, and good degreasing ability. Also, alpha olefin sulfonates are highly compatible for use with other anionic, amphoteric, as well as non-ionic surfactants. Alpha olefin sulfonates are mild on human skin and do not cause irritation, making them suitable for use in products such as soaps, shampoos, hand wash liquids, etc. Moreover, alpha olefin sulfonates are as effective for use in hard water as in soft water, thus expanding their scope of application. Another important factor aiding the increasing application of alpha olefin sulfonates is the biodegradability of the compounds. Alpha olefin sulfonates are thus more eco-friendly than many other commercial surfactants. Apart from personal care products and consumer goods, alpha olefin sulfonates are also used in industrial applications, such as in the formulation of lubricants; manufacture of industrial cleaners, metal working fluids, drilling fluids in the oil & gas industry; and the formulation of certain agrochemical products such as pesticides. Thus, the market for alpha olefin sulfonates is expected to be driven by their superior performance as surfactants as compared to other compounds such as linear alkylbenzenesulfonates (LAS), alcohol ethoxysulfates, and alcohol ethoxylates.

The market for alpha olefin sulfonates is expected to be primarily driven by the growing demand for consumer and personal care products

Anionic Surfactants
Alpha Olefin Sulfonates 

Alpha olefin sulfonates (ADS) are efficient readily biodegradable cleaning agents that possess a high degree of chemical stability and have good water solubility characteristics. ADS usage in consumer products in the U.S. today is mainly in liquid hand soaps with minor use in shampoos. ADS use outside the U.S. has principal consumer applications in household cleaning and per.:;onal care products. Current estimates indicate that ADS represents approximately I% of the total anionic surfactants utilized worldwide. ADS products are mixtures of two major components: sodium alkene sulfonates and hydroxyalkane sulfonates with the sulfonate group in the tenninal position and the double bond or hydroxyl group located at various positions along a linear aliphatic chain. Although actual data are limited. and the biodegradation pathways for ADS are not well defined, these compounds appear to be readily biodegraded under both laboratory and environmental conditions. For example. influent sewage containing about 2% ADS as a fraction of lotal surfactant content has been shown to be completely cleared of ADS during passage through a sewage ueaonem plant. In tenns of ADS impact on water quality, there are presently no standards in the U.S. or Europe specifically referring to alpha olefin suIfonates. If present, these anionic surfactants are included among those measured in the environment using the MBAS method. ADS is not specifically monitored in either the U.S. or Europe. Aquatic toxicity data report LCso values in fish ranging from 0.3mg/L to 21 mg/L, with the harlequin fish being the most sensitive. Longer-chain ADS compounds are consistently more toxic than those with shorter alkyl chains. Daphnia magna is the only invertebrate that has been tested, and LCso values range from 7.0 mgIL for Cl6-18AOS to 18.0 mg/L for CI4_16ADS. Little infonnation is available on the subacute or chronic effects of ADS on aquatic organisms. The gills appear to be the primary site of ADS toxicity. Toxicity is directly related to changes in interfacial tension between the gill and water, since oxygen absorption is thought 10 be severely hindered when the tension decreases beyond a cenain critical point. Protein complex fonnation between dissolved surfactants and gill surface tissues was thought to be another primary mode of action. 14C_ADS accumulates primarily in the gills and secondarily in the gall bladder. iii The only study found concerning the toxicity of ADS to plants showed no significant effect on the germination or growth of tomato, barley and bean plants watered with solutions of 10. 25, or 40 mg/L AOS. The mammalian toxicity data that are available for ADS at doses far in excess of nonnal use levels and the relative ease of ADS biodegradation indicate that the use of these surfactants does not pose a significant hazard to human health. Their safety is recognized by the Food and Drug Administration which has approved their use as indirect food additives. The ammonium. calcium. magnesium. potassium and sodium salts of ADS are approved for use with the stipulation that the alkyl group is in the range of ClO38 with not less than 50% in the range of C14 - 16. The alpha olefin suIfonales exhibit a moderately low order of toxicity in rodents. ADS is slightly to severely irritating to rabbit skin depending on concemration. Skin sensitization observed in guinea pigs has been attributed to the presence of unsaturated 1,3-suhones and chlorosuhones. These sultones are not nonnally present in commercial formulations. ADS concenuations of 1% are not ocular irritants in rabbits, but concenuations grealer than 5% are capable of producing severe ocular damage. A single set of mutagenicity experiments showed a positive response in a host-medialed assay with rats; however, the response may be due to minor components in the sample tesled. All other mutagenicity studies are negative. With respect to teratogenic effects. an increase in cleft palates was found in offspring of mice given 300 mg/kg of ADS by gavage during gestation as well as an increased incidence of minor skeletal anomalies in both mice and rabbits at this dose level. However. these responses occurred only at doses where the dams exhibited toxic responses and are not considered to be primary effects of ADS. Carcinogenicity studies have yielded negative results.

AOS is readily absorbed after oral adminisuation [0 rats. It is primarily excreted in the urine. The metabolic fate of orally and inuavenously administered AOS was studied in male Wistar rats. After oral administration, about 80% of 14C-ADS was rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. The blood level peaked at 3 hours. Within 24 hours of the dose. 72% was excreted in the urine and 22% in the feces, some of which may have resulted from primary biliary excretion. Mter intravenous injection, 50% of the dose was excreled in the urine within 1 hour and 90% appeared in the urine within 6 hours. These results suggest that no accumulation of 14C_ADS occurs and that it is rapidly absorbed. metabolized and excreted. iv The percutaneous absorption of He-labeled ADS has also been studied in male Wistar rats under various conditions. Absorption through the intact skin is minimal. Application to the intact dorsal skin resulted in the absorption of 0.6% of the applied dose, while application of the same volume to damaged skin increased absorption SO-fold. In human volunteers, negligible to mild skin irritation was observed in 24-hour patch tests with 1-2% active ADS samples. Also in humans, increased irritation was nOled as the study progressed in a 10 day occlusive patch test with a 0.8% active concentration of ADS. Positive sensitization responses reponed in one study have been attributed to the presence of unsaturated 1,3-sultones which are not oonnally present in commereial formulations.

Surfactants are compounds commonly used in detergents that, when dissolved in a liquid such as water, reduce that liquid’s surface tension.  Anionic surfactants ionize and carry a negative charge when added to water.  This results in binding with positively charged particles within the water, improving the surfactant’s effectiveness at removing dirt and oil. 

Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is a type of non-sulfate anionic surfactant widely used today in shampoos and other bath products due to its skin mildness, cleaning and foaming characteristics and its ability to mix well with water to remove dirt and oils.  C14-16 olefin sulfonate is the most commonly used variation, with 14-16 indicating the average carbon chain length.  It is generally produced in industrial quantities via petroleum cracking.

AOS-40 is a 40% solution of C14-16 olefin sulfonate used in a variety of household and personal care soaps and detergents.  It exhibits several beneficial attributes that make it a popular active ingredient:

Stable over a wide pH range
Rapidly biodegradable
Cold water soluble
Hard water compatible
Mild on skin
Good foaming agent
Compatible with other surfactants
Can be used for sulfate-free products


Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate
Application

1.Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate can be widely used in phosphate-free washing powder, liquid detergents and other household cleaning products and textile printing and dyeing industry, petroleum chemicals, industrial hard surface cleaning aspect.

2.An anionic surfactant, a wide variety of cosmetic washing, hand-washing liquid, washing powder, complex soap, shampoo and detergent, phosphate-free detergents and other main raw material of choice.

3.Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate also has been used for hard surface detergent and personal care products, and is developing it in oil additives, starch processing aid, acrylate emulsion, mercerized cotton, wool washing, textile and paper wetting like applications in the field.

Alpha olefin sulfonates, primarily C1416, C1418, and C1618 blends, have been produced as low active solutions (<40%) for several decades. 
Recent attention, however, has focused on producing AOS as concentrated pastes (70% - 75%) or as ultra-concentrated dry products (>90%). 
The ultraconcentrated product is formed into needles, noodles, or flakes that may be packaged and sold as almost pure surfactant. 
These forms can also be ground into a powder and admixed with other compounds using an agglomeration step to make a granular detergent formula

Feedstocks
The surfactant characteristics of sulfonated alpha olefins are influenced primarily by the carbon chain distributions of the starting feedstock. 
The foaming properties, tolerance to water hardness, and detergency of the finished product can be controlled by adjusting the blending ratio of different alpha olefin cuts in the feed. 


WITCONATE AOS-12
Applications Witconate AOS-12 is an alpha-olefin sulfonate surfactant that has been specially produced by Witco to exhibit enhanced foaming performance characteristics in extremely high temperature environments. 
As a result, Witconate AOS-12 exhibits exceptional thermal stability in addition to outstanding solubility and foam height stability in fresh water systems. 
Additional information Witconate AOS-12 is a unique, high performance foaming agent with broad-spectrum capabilities for the oil and gas industry. 
Witconate AOS-12 has proven to be highly effective in the unloading of undesirable liquids and particulates from gas producing wells. 
Witconate AOS-12 exhibits exceptional thermal stability, even in environments with temperatures of up to 400 °F. 
Witconate AOS-12 is an excellent fresh water foamer delivering maximum results when formulated for costeffective air/foam drilling operations. 
Witconate AOS-12 is also an excellent oil/water foamer with significant enhanced oil recovery potential. 
In addition, Witconate AOS-12 is compatible with a wide variety of other foaming media and additives enabling formulators to select Witconate AOS-12 as an efficient component for very specific well applications.

Commercial Production of AOS
The commercial production of alpha olefin sulfonates from alpha olefins is a multi-step process involving reacting the olefin with dilute SO3, digesting the crude sulfonic acid mixture, neutralizing with NaOH, and hydrolyzing the remaining sultones to product. 
This process yields a mixture of 1, 2, 3,and 4-alkene sulfonates, 3-hydroxysulfonate, and 4-hydroxysulfonate. 
The hydrolyzed product has traditionally been produced in the form of a 30% to 40% active matter solution, suitable for formulation into liquid products, or for use in conventional spray drying processes for low density detergent powders. 
More recently, interest has been demonstrated in producing high active matter pastes, which can be stored and transported for significantly less cost. 
High active matter pastes can be readily diluted for use in traditional liquid applications, and they can also be dried to produce an almost-pure surfactant in solid form. 

AOS has a wide range of applications in the textile printing and dyeing industry, petroleum chemicals, and three oil extraction and industrial cleaning. AOS can be used as a concrete density modifier, foaming wall board, and fire fighting foam. It can also be used as a pesticide emulsifier, wetting agent, etc..


AOS
Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulphonate
Sodium Tetradecenesulfonate
Alfa Olefin Sulphonate - Sodium Salt
Rhodacal Lss 40M/Rl
Sulfonic acids, C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene, sodium salts
Aqueous concentrate of petro-chemically linear alpha olefin sulfonate ( Sodium salt )
Sodium C14-16-olefin sulfonate
Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulphonate
Sulfonic acids
Rhodacal Lss-40M/Rl
Sodium C14-C16- Olefin Sulfonate.
AOS
Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulphonate Liquid
SULFONIC ACIDS, C14-C16-ALKANE HYDROXY AND C14-C16-ALKENE, SODIUM SALTS.
sodium salts
C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene
Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulphonate Liquid


•    One of the active ingredient used in detergents which is produced from Sulphonation of alpha olefin.
•    AOS is an effective emulsifier and has excellent foaming and detergency characteristics.
•    Superior products to conventional detergent active with regard to cold water solubility, foaming and detergency in hard water. Because it is suitable for skin care cosmetic products mostly preferred additive in shampoos, bath soaps.
•    The property of resistance to water hardness and other metallic ions is very good, and it is stable over a wide pH range.
•    AOS is an alpha olefin sulfonate derived from linear olefins and used in foaming applications.
•    A multi step process involves in commercial Production of alpha olefin sulfonates from alpha olefins by reacting the olefin with dilute SO3 digesting the crude sulfonic acid mixture, neutralizing with NaOH and hydrolyzing the remaining sultones to product.
•    AOS can be used directly as a cleaner lubricant or as an enhancement for other lubricants.
•    A mixture containing a hydroxyalkane monosulfonate, an alkene monosulfonate and a small amount of an alkene disulfonate.
•    Liquid detergent compositions based on water-soluble alpha-olefin sulfonate detergent preferably with a higher alcohol Ethoxylate sulfate detergent include an anti-gelling agent such as sodium chloride.
•    A type of surfactants having outstanding detergency, lower adsorption on porous rocks, high compatibility with hard water.
•    Alpha-olefin sulfonates display a better hard water tolerance,they are used as additives in low phosphate formulas : C12-14 in liquids, C14-18 in powders.


AOS is an ideal surfactant for a variety of detergent and personal care applications including hand soaps, shampoos, and bath products. AOS offers the formulator excellent viscosity and foam characteristics, as well as improved mildness over lauryl sulfates, It is more stable than alcohol sulfates over a broad pH range.

Performance and application:

a-olefin sulfonateis a type of anionic surfactant processed by a-olefin gas-phase sulfonationand continuous neutralization. It has excellent emulsifying, decontaminating and calcium soap dispersing performances.

Advantages include good solvency and compatibility, rich and fine foam, easy to biodegradation, low toxicity and low irritation to skin, etc. Especially in the application of non-phosphorus detergents, it has not only the good washing ability, but also good compatibility with enzyme agents.

Powder (grain) shape products have good fluidity, therefore they are widely used in non-phosphorus washing powder, liquid detergents and home washing products, textile, printing and dyeing industry, petrochemical products, and industrial hard surface cleaning agents, etc.

Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulphonate (Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate)

Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates (Sodium C12-14 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium C14-18 Olefin Sulfonate,Sodium C16-18 Olefin Sulfonate) are mixtures of long chain sulfonate salts prepared by the sulfonation of alpha olefins. The numbers indicate the average lengths of the carbon chains of the alpha olefins. In cosmetics and personal care products, Sodium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates are used mainly in shampoos and bath and shower products.
Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate is an anionic surfactant often found in bath, shower, and hair care cleansers. 
It is a mixture of long chain sulfonate salts prepared by sulfonation of C14-16 alpha olefins. It can be derived from coconut and produces a copious foam.

Composition: C14/C16-alpha olefin sulphonate sodium salt

Ionicity: anionic
Appearance: white – slightly beige powder

Sodium C14-16 Alpha Olefin Sulfonate 

Sodium C14-16 Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is an economical and versatile Biodegradable surfactant. 
It is a high active anionic surfactant with excellent viscosity and flash foaming characteristics with improved mildness in comparison to lauryl sulphates. 
This product is free from Sulphates, and is a Palm Free Surfactant.
                                                          
Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate (AOS)

Commodity Name: Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate

Structural formula: RCH(OH)(CH2)nSO3Na
CAS No.: 68439-57-6

 
Alias: Sodium C14-C16 Olefin Sulfonate,AOS,Sodium Linear Alpha Olefin Sulfonate, α-AOS,Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulphonate,Sodium C14-C16 Olefin Sulphonate, Sodium Linear Alpha Olefin Sulphonate
 
Key Words: AOS,Sodium C14-C16 Olefin Sulphonate,AOS,Sodium Linear Alpha Olefin Sulfonate, α-AOS,Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulphonate,Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate

INCI Name: Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulphonate

A versatile and biodegradable cleansing agent with high cleaning power and strong foaming properties.

Olefin sulfonate is a mild anionic surfactant with excellent viscosity and foam characteristics. 
It offers good solubility in water, high surface activity, enhanced detergency and foamability, compatability with all other types of surfactants, low sensitivity to water hardness, high level of biodegradability and low irritation and ecotoxicity.
 
Olefin sulfonate is an optimal surfactant solution for the formulation of personal care and cosmetic products, HI&I cleaning and laundry detergents. 
For its unique properties the product is also used in agricultural products, construction industry, fire-fighting foams etc.

Sulfonic acids, C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene, sodium salts

Sulfonic acids, C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene, sodium salts
Pre-Registration process
IUPAC names
Olefine sulphonate

Sodium (C14-16) olefin sulfonate
SODIUM (C14-C16) OLEFIN SULFONATE
sodium, C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene sulphonate
Sulfonic acid, C14-16-alkane and C14-16-alkene, sodium salts
Sulfonic acids, C14-16 (even numbered)-alkane hydroxy and C14-16 (even numbered)-alkene, sodium salts
Sulfonic acids, C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene, sodium salts
Sulfonic acids, C14-16-alkene, sodium salts

Sulphonic Acids, C14-16 - Alkane hydroxy C14-16 -Alkene, sodium salt
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE is classified as :Cleansing, Foaming, Surfactant
CAS Number: 68439-57-6
EINECS/ELINCS No: 270-407-8
COSING REF No:    37771
Chem/IUPAC Name: Sulfonic acids, C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene, sodium salts

(2E)-2-Hexadécène-1-sulfonate de sodium [French] 
11067-19-9 [RN]
234-286-5 [EINECS]
2-Hexadecene-1-sulfonic acid, sodium salt, (2E)- (1:1) [ACD/Index Name]
Natrium-(2E)-2-hexadecen-1-sulfonat [German] [ACD/IUPAC Name]
Sodium (2E)-2-hexadecene-1-sulfonate [ACD/IUPAC Name]
SODIUM C16 OLEFIN SULFONATE
270-407-8 [EINECS]
68439-57-6 [RN]
sodium (E)-hexadec-2-ene-1-sulfonate
sodium (E)-tetradec-2-ene-1-sulfonate
sodium 2-hexadecene-1-sulfonate
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE
SODIUM C14-18 OLEFIN SULFONATE
SODIUM C16-18 OLEFIN SULFONATE
Sulfonic acids, C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene, sodium salts

IUPAC names
EC 270-407-8: SULPHONIC ACIDS, C14-16-ALKANE HYDROXY AND C14-16-ALKENE, SODIUM SALTS
Sodium alpha olefin (C14-16) sulphonate
Sodium C14-16 Olefin sulfonate
Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate
Sulfonic acids, C14-16 (even numbered)-alkane hydroxy and C14-16 (even numbered)-alkene, sodium salts
Sulfonic acids, C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene, sodium salts
SULPHONIC ACIDS, C14-16-ALKANE HYDROXY AND C14-16-ALKENE, SODIUM SALTS

Synonyms: Hostapur OSB; Hostapur OS liquid; Bio-Terge AS-40K;α- olefin sulfonate;SODIUM A-OLEFIN SULFONATE;Alpha Olefin Sulfonate(AOS);SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULPHONATE;sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate;SODIUM C14-16ALPHA OLEFIN SULFONATE;Sodium olefin-(C14-C16)-sulfonate;Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulphonate 92%;Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate 35%, 92%


Alpha Olefin Sulfonate 40% (AOS 40%) is a formaldehyde free solution of sodium C14-C16 alpha olefin sulfonate. 
It can be used in variety of applications due to its excellent viscosity, hard water stability, detergency, foam characteristics, and pH stability over a broad pH range.
AOS 40% is a milder surfactant compared to lauryl sulfates and is used in high performing sulfate-free, shampoos, body wash, hand soap and pet care formulations. 
It is highly effective in unloading undesirable liquids and particulates from gas producing wells and exhibits exceptional thermal stability up to 400° F. 
This product is readily biodegradable.

Applications
Sulfate-free shampoo
All purpose cleaning
Bar soap
Body wash
Facial cleansers
Hand dishwashing
Vehicle wash
Industrial foaming applications
Commercial & household laundry
Liquid hand soap


Function: Milld anionic, high foaming, strong detergency,
well emulsifying, viscosity enhancer.
Application: Shampoo, bubble baths, facial cleanser, etc.


Commodity Name: Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate
Structural formula: RCH(OH)(CH2)nSO3Na
CAS No.: 68439-57-6


Characteristic:
 
Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate has excellent wetting property,detergency, foaming ability and stability,and emulsifying power.
Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate also has excellent calcium soap dispersibility,hard water resistency.
 
Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate has good solvency and compatibility with other surfactants
It has rich and fine foam. AOS is easy rinse and 100 % biodegradable.
It has low toxicity and low irritation to skin.

Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate especially suitable for non-phosphorus  detergents.
Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate has not only the good washing ability, but also good compatibility with enzyme agents.
Widely used in non-phosphorus  washing powder,liquid detergents and home washing products,hair shampoo,face cleaning etc.
 
Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate also finds use in textile,printing and dyeing industry, petrochemical products,industrial hard surface cleaning agents.

Uses
Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate is used in the following applications:
Detergents: Sodium Alpha Olefin Sulfonate has a strong wetting and cleaning action and good foaming power. The foam quality is excellent, with high stability.
AOS is used for the production of detergentand cleaning agent powders. 
Because of its low stickiness, Olefin Sulfonate is particularly suitable for use in foam cleaners for upholstery and carpets.
Textile and leather finishing: Olefin Sulfonate is also used in the textile and leather industries as a wetting agent, detergent and foaming agent.

Building and constructions
Olefin Sulfonate is a strong air entraining and wetting agent for mortars and concrete. Furthermore Olefin Sulfonate acts as a plasticizer and frost-proofer.
Olefin Sulfonate builds pores with strong stability in the cement or cement – lime mortar. AOS leads to a faster wetting and dispersing of the mixture.
Dosage: 0.005 – 0.05 wt.-% on the dry ingredients of the building mixture.


AIR ENTRAINERS
Air entrainment is the intentional creation of small air pockets in concrete by the addition of an air entraining agent to the mix. 
The primary purpose of air entrainment is to increase the durability of the hardened concrete, especially in climates subject to freeze-thaw as the air pockets relieve internal pressure on the concrete by providing tiny chambers for freezing water to expand into. 
Additionally, workability of the concrete is increased.

Based on our experience in surfactant chemistry, we offer a range of air entraining agents under the brand names Hostapur and, Genapol, and Zeliquid.

Our Hostapur OSB is used as an air entraining agent for mortars, plasters and grouts based on cement, gypsum or lime. 
It is rapidly soluble, enables faster wetting of solid particles in the dry admixture and the build-up of micro foam in a short time. 
The performance of this air entrainer is superior to traditional sodium lauryl sulfates, as it is not sensitive to calcium salts, non-hygroscopic and twice as efficient in producing controllable, strong and stable micro foam.

SOLID AIR ENTRAINING AGENTS
Strong foaming agent, sensitive and stable against water hardness salts and superior foaming agent, fast foam built-up and high foam stability with micro structure.
Benefits
Improve the freeze-thaw resistance
Reduce the weight and increase the insulating properties apart from enhancing the flow properties


Hostapur OS liquid is an aqueous solution of an alpha olefin sulfonate which generates highly stable micro-foam and is unsusceptible to water hardness. It is also used as anionic wetting agent in liquid formulations and is a high foaming primary surfactant for handy dishwashing liquids.
Benefits
Low stickiness to textile fibres (especially for carpet and upholstery cleaners)
High foaming
Good cleansing efficacy
Preservative-free
Cold-processable
Low tendency to build up viscosity

Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate

EO-free primary anionic surfactant with hard water and electrolyte tolerance. Provides rich lather, for use in cleansing products such as body washes and shampoos. Stable in acidic conditions.

Key Properties
​Are more soluble than the dodecylbenzenesulphonates and alky sulphates due to the hydroxy group and the presence of unsaturated links in alkenyl derivatives
Good chemical stability can be used in strong acid or alkaline formulations
Give excellent cleaning and foaming in hard water
Foams well in the presence of sebum
Good foam stability

AOS provides excellent foaming and detergency properties to a broad spectrum of formulations. 
In addition, alpha-olefin sulfonates have excellent hard water and electrolyte tolerance and are stable in acidic conditions, making them ideal for use in all cleaning applications.

Uses

Liquid hand soap
Foaming agent for personal care
Detergent for household and toiletries
Emulsion Polymerisation
Shampoos - will not strip the hair of natural oils. When used in combination with betaines or amine oxides a similar performance to an alkyl sulphate can be achieved
Liquid dishwashing
Firefighting foams


Lightweight cementitious compositions and building products

Gypsum Additives of ATAMAN KIMYA
The core structure of a gypsum board can significantly affect its properties. Achieving the desired core structure in a gypsum board depends on:

Board processing conditions
Gypsum slurry formulation
Foamer chemistry
Stucco conditions
Mixer design
 

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