Disodium cocoamphodiacetate

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Disodium cocoamphodiacetate (DSCADA) is a synthetic amphoteric surfactant routinely used in personal care products.[1]


A 2008 study suggested high levels of DSCADA (>216 mg/L) may be toxic to bacteria in wastewater treatment processes.[1] Results from the 2008 research indicated that DSCADA has limited biodegradability and recalcitrant metabolites may develop.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Sharvelle S, Skvarenina E, Banks MK (2008). "Biodegradation of disodium cocoamphodiacetate by a wastewater microbial consortium". Water Environ Res. 80 (3): 276–81. PMID 18419016.