Docusate Sodium Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Docusate Sodium is a synthetic chemical compound that can be described simply as a dioctyl sulfosuccinate as the sodium salt (empirical formula: C20H37NaO7S; molecular weight 444.6 g/mol). It is a surface-active agent and is hygroscopic. Docusate sodium is available as a white or whitish waxy or plastic solid-like substance with a characteristic aromatic odour.
Synonyms and Trade Names: Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate; Sodium 1-4-bis[(2-ethythexvl)oxy]- 1 ,4-dinxobutane-2- sulfonate; Bis(2-ethylhexyl sodium sulfosuccinate; Sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate; Sulfo-butanedioic acid l,4-bis(2-ethylhexvl) ester
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF; Ph.Eur; B.P
Uses and Applications: Anionic Surfactant; Wetting Agent; Solubiliser; and Fecal Softener
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