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Aako BV
P.O. Box 205
3830 AE Leusden
The Netherlands
KvK 31009627

Genapol LRO Paste

CAS number:
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
EINECS number:
Non Governmental organization

General description

Ethoxylation of C12/14 natural fatty alcohol with ethylene
oxide. Sulphation with SO3 and neutralisation with

Genapol LRO has a very good grease and soil dispersing
capacity. Excellent cleansing action is achieved by
combining this product with a strong wetting agent such
as an alkylaryl sulphonate or a secondary alkane sulphonate.

Genapol LRO is miscible with anionic and nonionic
surfactants. Shampoos with very good skin tolerability
can be produced by combining Genapol LRO with mild
Co-Surfactants. The feel, lustre and manageability of
the hair are markedly improved. It is also possible to
incorporate raw materials with pearl and silk lustre effects.


Foaming power
Genapol LRO is one of the most effective foaming
agents. Especially in highly diluted aqueous solutions
its foaming properties are unsurpassed. The foaming
properties in hard water are particularly noteworthy
because the hardness constituents of water are known to
lower the foam volume and especially the foam stability
of most known foaming agents.

Lime soap dispersing capacity
Because of its excellent lime soap dispersing capacity
Genapol LRO is preferred for the manufacture of bubble
bath preparations. If the use in hard water is unavoidable
in the manufacture of bubble bath preparations,
a light film of dispersed lime soaps may form in
the end product.

Viscosity behaviour
One of the most remarkable characteristics of this type
of surfactants is its rheological behaviour. Aqueous
solutions of salt-free ether sulphates have only very low
viscosity which strongly increases if a small amount of
electrolyte is added. Alkylether sulphate solutions of
28 % strength and an initial viscosity of about
100 mPa s can be thickened to viscosity values of more
than 200000 mPa s by an addition of about 5 % sodium
chloride. With an addition of electrolytes aqueous solutions
containing 10 % synthetic active agent attain viscosities
of more than 20000 mPa s. This allows solutions
with low synthetic active agent concentrations but
having high viscosities to be produced. The increase in
viscosity with increasing electrolyte concentration up to
viscosity maximum is characteristic of the behaviour of
ether sulphates. Further addition of electrolyte than
results in a decrease in viscosity.

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