AOS-40, or sodium alpha olefin sulfonate 40%, is a chemical compound used primarily as a surfactant in various industrial and household applications. It is typically found in the form of a light yellow, clear liquid that contains 40% sodium alpha olefin sulfonate (AOS) and 60% water.
Sodium alpha olefin sulfonate is an anionic surfactant derived from olefins, which are hydrocarbon compounds containing carbon-carbon double bonds. It is known for its excellent foaming and cleaning properties, which make it a common ingredient in various cleaning products, such as liquid detergents, dishwashing liquids, shampoos, and bubble bath formulations.
AOS-40 is often used in formulations where high foaming and cleaning capabilities are required, and it is compatible with a wide range of water hardness levels. It helps to remove dirt, grease, and stains from surfaces by reducing the surface tension of water and allowing it to penetrate and lift away contaminants.