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Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate

Alternate Names

Docusate Sodium

Description

A synthetic, waxy solid used as a wetting agent, solubilizing agent, an emulsifier and thickening agent. Also used to clean fruits and vegetables. The sugar industry may use this additive in the manufacturing of sugar and molasses. It is also permitted as a dilutant for color additives.

Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate - Quick Stats
Names

Docusate Sodium

Allergy Information

Uses

Humectant, Emulsifier, Thickener, Stabilizer

Additional Information

The FDA has specific guidelines on the amounts of this additive for each permitted preparation. This additive is widely used as a laxative and stool softener.



Found In

gelatin desserts, beverages, fruit juice, cocoa products, chewing gum, laxatives

Possible Health Effects

May have a laxative effect.

Allergy Information

Unknown

In The News

June 9, 2010: Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate is being used in oil dispersants in a story by the New York Times: Ingredients of Controversial Dispersants Used on Gulf Spill Are Secrets No More.

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