AUROPOL 438 Sulphonate Oleine (80%)

Product Description

Auropol 438™ is an anionic surfactant derived from natural oils that is readily biodegradable and has low toxicity characteristics.


Sulphonated Oleine, Sulphonated Oleic Acid


Oleyl Sulphate, Sodium Salt


AUROPOL 438™ is an oily amber coloured liquid which readily disperses in water. It has a fatty odour.

Product Performance

AUROPOL 438TM is a water based anionic surfactant with excellent wetting properties. It is compatible with a wide range of inorganics and is stable over a wide pH range.

Product Usage

CLEANING: Component of general purpose or heavy duty applications such as degreasing and liquid cleaning formulations, steam cleaning, bath oils and shampoos, non lathering formulas and it can solubilise lanolin to form opalescent solutions in water.

TEXTILE: Dying - latex impregnation, dipping, yarn lube and levelling agent.

WETTING AGENT: Protective agent when treating animal fibers and human hair Industrial: Used as a low foaming emulsifier with lubricity and corrosion inhibition properties

Key Points

  • Readily Biodegradable means that it will have a low environmental impact.
  • Low Toxicity means that it poses a low health and safety risk for users.
  • Excellent Wetting means that it will assist the penetration of water based materials into substrates.
  • Good compatibility profile means that it can be used in a wide variety of conditions
  • Evaluation and Testing

  • pH (1% aq) 6.2
  • Moisture 20%
  • Combined SO3 6.5% (Dry Basis)
  • Colour 11 Gardner
  • SG (20ºC) 1.02
  • Storage and Safety


    When stored indoors at temperatures below 40º C and in closed original containers, this product can be stored for at least 1 year. Refer to MSDS at for further information


    AUROPOL 438TM is of low toxicity. It is readily biodegradable and not classified as a dangerous good. According to experience this product is considered to be harmless to health if used in the correct manner. Skin and eye contact should be avoided. Refer to MSDS at