Decyl glucoside

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Decyl glucoside
The structure of decyl glucoside
Identifiers
CAS number 58846-77-8
PubChem 62142
ChemSpider 55973
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C16H32O6
Molar mass 320.42 g mol−1
Hazards
MSDS MSDS
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Decyl glucoside is a mild non-ionic surfactant used in cosmetic formularies including baby shampoo and in products for individuals with a sensitive skin. Many natural personal care companies use this cleanser because it is plant-derived, biodegradable, and gentle for all hair types.

Synthesis[edit]

Decyl glucoside is produced by the reaction of glucose from corn starch with the fatty alcohol decanol which is derived from coconut.

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