UNISOL 516 Sodium di-octyl sulphosuccinate (59%)

Product Description

Unisol 516™ is an anionic surfactant that is an excellent wetting agent. It also has dispersion and emulsificatin properties.

COMMON AND OTHER NAMES: Sodium di-octyl Sulphosuccinate, Sodium Docusate, DOSS

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: 59% Sodium di-octyl Sulphosuccinate in aqueous alcohol

CHARACTERISTICS: Unisol 516 is a pale yellow moderately viscous liquid with a mild octanol odour

Product Performance

UNISOL 516TM is an excellent wetting agent which has found uses in many industries. It is an anionic surfactant formulated in water and ethanol and is compatible with a wide range of surfactants, solvents and aqueous solutions. Unisol 516TM may hydrolyse under strongly acidic or strongly alkaline conditions.

Product Usage

Useful as a wetting agent and dispersion or emulsification aid in many varied applications:-

  • · Emulsion polymerization
  • · Glass and window cleaning
  • · Dust control
  • · Additive to paint and paint removers
  • · Wetting in the printing and textile industries
  • · Reduces filter cake water content in various industries
  • · Leaching additive in the mining industry
  • · Wetting agent in agricultural products
  • Key Points

  • Biodegradable means that it will have a low environmental impact.
  • Excellent Wetting means that it will assist the penetration of water based materials into substrates.
  • Good compatibility profile means that it can be used in a wide variety of conditions
  • Evaluation and Testing

  • pH (1% aq) 6.5
  • Anionic Active 59%
  • Colour 3 Gardner
  • SG (20ºC) 1.05
  • Surface Tension 30 dynes/cm
  • (0.1% in water)
  • Storage and Safety


    When stored indoors at temperatures below 40º C and in closed original containers, this product can be stored for at least 1 year. Refer to MSDS at for further information

    UNISOL 516TM is a biodegradable surfactant which is not classified as a dangerous good. According to experience this product is considered to be safe if used in the correct manner. Skin and eye contact should be avoided. Refer to MSDS at