Decyl glucoside

Decyl glucoside is a mild non-ionic surfactant used in cosmetic formularies including baby shampoo and in products for individuals with a sensitive skin. Many natural personal care companies use this cleanser because it is plant-derived, biodegradable, and gentle for all hair types.

Decyl glucoside
Names
IUPAC name
(2R,3R,4S,5S,6R)-2-Decoxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydropyran-3,4,5-triol
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.055.863
Properties
C16H32O6
Molar mass 320.426 g·mol−1
Hazards
Safety data sheet MSDS
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Synthesis

Decyl glucoside is produced by the reaction of glucose from corn starch with the fatty alcohol decanol which is derived from coconut.

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