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SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 

About SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE: Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate is a mixture of long chain sulfonate salts prepared bysulfonation of C14-16 alpha olefins. It consists chiefly of sodium alkene sulfonates and sodiumhydroxyalkane sulfon ... read more

Function(s): Surfactant - Cleansing Agent; FOAMING

Synoym(s): SODIUM TETRADECENESULFONATE; SULFONIC ACIDS, C-16-16-ALKANE, SODIUM SALTS; SULFONIC ACIDS, C1416ALKANE HYDROXY AND C1416ALKENE, SODIUM SALTS

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

Concern Reference

Contamination concerns

Impurity Score
GAMMA SULTONE
Data: Limited

Data Sources

CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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