Lauryldimethylamine Oxide

Lauryldimethylamine Oxide, also known as dodecyldimethylamine oxide, is a zwitterionic surfactant based on amine oxide, with a C12 alkyl tail. It is one of the most widely used surfactants of this type.


Lauryldimethylamine Oxide is a type of amine oxide surfactant commonly used in the cleaning products, detergents, and cosmetics industry. It belongs to the family of amine oxides, which are chemical compounds with a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic tail.

Characteristics of Lauryldimethylamine Oxide:

  • Function: Surfactant, thickener, and emulsion stabilizer.
  • Origin: Derived from laurylamine, which is often obtained from coconut oil or other sources.
  • Applications: Used in various products, including household cleaners, shampoos, liquid soaps, and dishwashing detergents.
  • Foaming Properties: Contributes to foam formation in cleaning and personal care products.
  • Compatibility: Generally compatible with other surfactants and can enhance formulation stability.


  • Foaming Effect: Provides stable foam in formulations, appreciated in many cleaning products.
  • Thickening Agent: Can also act as a thickening agent, which can be beneficial for certain formulations.
  • Compatibility: Blends well with other ingredients, making it a versatile choice.

Usage Precautions:

  • While Lauryldimethylamine Oxide is considered safe in many applications, it is always important to follow the specific recommendations of the manufacturer for each product.
  • Avoid direct contact with unprotected eyes and skin.
  • As with any ingredient, it is recommended to perform compatibility and stability tests in each specific formulation.

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