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Sodium Lauryl Ether (3 EO) Sulphate – Kemsurf ESD

Synonyms: Sodium lauryl ether sulphate / Sodium laureth suphate

Manufactured using a natural C12-14 alcohol + 3EO which is sulphated and then neutralised to form a sodium salt. 

US stock item in 440 lb drums available for prompt shipment. Samples available

Specification & SDS


  • Excellent detergent – Does not show a loss of detergency in brine or hard water.
  • Solubility – The good solubility characteristics make them especially useful for use in alkaline  liquid formulations.
  • Excellent foaming agent
  • Salt thickening – Show a pronounced thickening with the addition of sodium chloride to a dilute solution.
  • Compatibility with aqueous ions – Stable to hard water and has excellent lime soap dispersing properties, due to the calcium salt being soluble.
  • Chemical and temperature stability – Prone to hydrolysis in aqueous solution at acid pH and high temperatures (not suitable for use above 50°C).


Household products

  • Kemsurf ESD is used as a foam stabilizer and detergent in dish-washing liquids.
  • A major component of low temperature or low phosphate-content heavy-duty fabric laundry liquids and powders.
  • Carpet shampoos
  • Hard surface cleaners

Oilfield chemicals – ​Used as foaming agents in foam drilling where tolerance to salt and hard water is important.

Gypsum board production – ​Foaming agent with tolerance to high concentrations of calcium ions.

Emulsion Polymerization