Sodium Xylene Sulfonate is a hydrotrope used to solubilise hydrophobic compounds and in aqueous solutions as well in the study of liposome systems. Sodium Xylene Sulfonate solution may be used in chemical synthesis studies.


Sulfonation of Xylene with Oleum followed by neutralization with Sodium Hydroxide.

SynonymsXylenesulfonic acid sodium salt
3,4-Dimethylbenzenesulfonic acid sodium salt
CAS no.1300-72-7
EINECS no.215-090-9
Molecular formulaC8H9NaO3S
Molecular weight208.21
Used as Hydrotropic, solubilizer, coupling agent, processing aid, solvent in heavy-duty detergents, shampoos, conditioners, degreasing compounds, printing pastes.
Used as thickening agent in shampoos.
Used as surfactant in cosmetics, shampoos and personal care products.
Used as stabilizer, dispersant, viscous reducer, anti-blocking agent, anti-caking agent in powder products.
Surface cleaners, dishwashing detergents, liquid soaps, hand wash.
Used to extract pentosans and lignin in paper industry.
Additive for glues in leather industry.
Used as fungicide in pesticides.
Used in food packaging adhesives.


AppearanceWhite to creamish color solid
Assay%Min 90.00
Sodium sulphate content%Max 5.00
Moisture content%Max 5.00
pH of 1% solution in D.W.%6.00 – 10.00
* Product is also available in 40% liquid form

Sodium Xylene Sulfonate should be stored in closed containers and kept in a cool, dry place.


Powder15 kg bag
Liquid240 kg drum

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