Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate

Ammonium lauryl sulfate is the ammonium salt of lauryl sulfate derived from the natural coconut alcohol.

Alternative names: akyposal ALS 33, ammonium N-dodecyl, sulfate, conco sulfate A, dodecyl ammonium sulfate, lauryl sulfate ammonium salt, Maprofix NH, Montopol LA 20, Neopon LAM, Presulin, Richonol AM, sinopon, Sipon LA 30, siprol 422, sterling AM, sulfuric acid, monododecyl ester, ammonium salt, Texapon A 400, Texapon special.

Color/Form: Clear liquid

Uses in Household Products and Cosmetics

It is a mild anionic surfactant cleanser that is widely used at mild acidic pH values. As a high-foam surfactant, it is found primarily in shampoos and body-wash as a foaming agent; in rug shampoos and detergents.

Uses in Food Industry

None

Therapeutic Uses

None

Effects on Human Health

In high concentrations this molecule may cause severe irritation to eyes and skin. Inhalation may cause irritation to the respiratory system. Ingestion may cause irritation, nausea or diarrhea. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel concludes that it is safe as presently used in cosmetic formulations designed for brief use followed by thorough rinsing from the surface of the skin. In products for prolonged contact with skin, concentrations should not exceed 1%.