Sodium myreth sulfate
Sodium myreth sulfate, or sodium myristyl ether sulfate (SMES), is a detergent and surfactant found in many personal care products (soaps, shampoos, toothpaste etc.). It is a cheap and very effective foaming agent. Its CAS registry number is [ ].
Sodium myreth sulfate is very similar to sodium laureth sulfate; the only difference is two more carbons in the fatty alcohol molecule on the hydrophobic tail. Both detergents are manufactured by ethoxylation which 1,4-dioxane may be produced.
- PEG-(1-4) Myristyl Ether Sulfate, sodium salt
- POE(2) Myristyl Ether Sulfate
- Sodium Diethylene glycol Myristyl Ether Sulfate
- Sodium Myristyl Ether Sulfate
- Household product database at NIH web site.