Decyl glucoside

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Decyl glucoside
The structure of decyl glucoside
Names
IUPAC name
(2R,3R,4S,5S,6R)-2-Decoxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydropyran-3,4,5-triol
Identifiers
58846-77-8
ChemSpider 55973
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem 62142
Properties
C16H32O6
Molar mass 320.42 g·mol−1
Hazards
MSDS MSDS
Except where noted otherwise, data is 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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