UNISOL 516 Sodium di-octyl sulphosuccinate (59%)
Unisol 516 is an anionic surfactant that is an excellent wetting agent. It also has dispersion and emulsificatin properties.
COMMON AND OTHER NAMES: Sodium di-octyl Sulphosuccinate,
Sodium Docusate, DOSS
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: 59% Sodium di-octyl Sulphosuccinate in
CHARACTERISTICS: Unisol 516 is a pale yellow moderately
viscous liquid with a mild octanol odour
UNISOL 516TM is an excellent wetting agent which has found uses in many industries.
It is an anionic surfactant formulated in water and ethanol and is compatible with a
wide range of surfactants, solvents and aqueous solutions. Unisol 516TM may hydrolyse under strongly acidic or strongly alkaline conditions.
Useful as a wetting agent and dispersion or emulsification aid in many varied
· Emulsion polymerization
· Glass and window cleaning
· Dust control
· Additive to paint and paint removers
· Wetting in the printing and textile industries
· Reduces filter cake water content in various industries
· Leaching additive in the mining industry
· Wetting agent in agricultural products
Biodegradable means that it will have a low environmental impact.
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
Evaluation and Testing
pH (1% aq) 6.5
Anionic Active 59%
Colour 3 Gardner
SG (20ºC) 1.05
Surface Tension 30 dynes/cm
(0.1% in water)
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
www.vicchem.com for further information
is a biodegradable surfactant which
is not classified as a dangerous good. According
to experience this product is considered to be
safe if used in the correct manner. Skin and eye
contact should be avoided. Refer to MSDS at