Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate or Docusate Sodium, is a common ingredient found in many products today. A popular use of docusate sodium is found in laxatives or stool softeners used to influence the muscles in the lower abdomen to produce the movement of the bowels. However, there is a far broader reach to docusate sodium’s usefulness and place in consumer products.
Docusate sodium is an anionic surfactant, a substance that lowers the surface tension of water. This substance has a very unique range to it as it is used in some very popular products on the market today, as well as in the process of creating the active ingredients these products contain.
For instance, docusate sodium is used in labs as a wetting or emulsifying agent for the purpose of stabilizing substances. The stabilizing process occurs by emulsion and the increase in its kinetic stability.
Docusate sodium is also used in creating pesticides and was even noted for it’s ingredient part in oil dispersants. Corexit, an oil dispersant which contains docusate sodium, is most commonly known for its use in the 2010 oil spill named the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill that impacted thousands.
So far we have only touched on a few uses of dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate, but there are thousands and it has even found its place on the WHO’s (World Health Organization) list of essential medicines. The list of essential medicines contains only the most important medicines needed in a basic health system.
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Our biomedical grade products category includes docusate sodium which comes in a compounded powder form from docusate sodium USP and sodium benzoate NF with purity of 83-87%.
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