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EC number: 500-465-4
CAS number: 160901-28-0
1 - 2.5 moles ethoxylated
The alkyl ether sulfates grouped within the AES category show
similar structural, physico-chemical, environmental and toxicological
properties. The approach of grouping different AES for the evaluation of
their effects on human health and the environment was also made by the
Danish EPA  and HERA , supporting a read-across approach between
structurally related AES.
In case of abiotic degradation, hydrolysis is not an important
process for alkyl ether sulfates due to the chemical structure of these
All members of the category alkyl ether sulfates are readily
biodegradable which is proved by many studies available for certain
mixtures. For AES (C9-11, 1-2.5EO) Na (CAS 160901-28-0) one study which
reports the ready biodegradability of that mixture is available.
Due to the ready biodegradability of alkyl ether sulfates, it is
unlikely that the substances persist in the environment.
Furthermore, the results of different wastewater simulation tests
which were conducted according to the OECD Guideline 314 show that alkyl
ether sulfates are not persistent in water and are ultimately removed
under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
 Danish EPA - Environmental and Health Assessment of Substances
in Household Detergents and Cosmetic Detergent Products (2001).
Environmental Project No. 615, pp. 24-28
 HERA - Human & Environmental Risk Assessment on ingredients of
European household cleaning products (2004).Alcohol
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