Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine

Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine (CAHS) is a synthetic amphoteric surfactant from the hydroxysultaine group. It is found in personal care products (soaps, shampoos, lotions etc.).[1] It has uses as a foam booster, viscosity builder, and an antistatic agent.[1]

Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine

n = 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
Other names
EC Number
  • 268-761-3
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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  1. Guin JD (2000). "Reaction to cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, an amphoteric surfactant and conditioner". Contact Dermatitis. 42 (5): 284. doi:10.1034/j.1600-0536.2000.042005276.x. PMID 10789849.
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