Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine

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Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine (CAHS) is a synthetic amphoteric surfactant from the hydroxysultaine group. It is found in personal care products (soaps, shampoos, lotions etc.).[1] It has uses as a foam booster, viscosity builder, and an antistatic agent.[1]


Patch tests with human subjects to cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine had a positive allergic reaction.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Guin JD (2000). "Reaction to cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, an amphoteric surfactant and conditioner". Contact Dermatitis 42 (5): 284. PMID 10789849. 

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Household Products Database: Chemical Information