INCI: Alkanoate Salt

Description: Environmentally Safe, Low-Foam, Naturally Derived Hydrotrope

Regulatory: TSCA (US), EU (EINECS),Korea (ECL),Japan (ENCS),Canada (DSL),China (IECSC), Australia (AICS), New Zealand (NZIoC)

NGO Certifications

  • DfE Approved (CleanGredients)

The Safer Choice Program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified Cola®Trope CA as Acceptable for use in Safer Choice-certified products and for listing on CleanGredients as a surfactant. Cola®Trope CA also meets criteria for direct release and the use limit for this ingredient no longer applies.
  • Direct release products are intended for use in applications that do not go into a sewer or septic system, so they need to have a shorter biodegradation time.  Products include home car washes, cleaners for use in power washers, boat cleaners, drilling muds, graffiti removers, fleet disinfectants, window cleaners, and the like.

Cola®Trope CA is a highly effective hydrotrope with excellent environmental attributes. Many hydrotropes currently on the market are made from environmentally unfriendly materials. For the formulator who is formulating safer, “green” products, hydrotropes such as SXS and cresylic acid based hydrotropes are no longer safe and environmentally acceptable.

Cola®Trope CA is derived from natural sources and are non-petroleum based materials and more effective than sodium xylene sulfonate. It has excellent wetting and detergency properties and soluble in up to 20% KOH and 15% NaOH.

Cola®Trope CA is virtually non-foaming making it suitable for spray applications. It is recommended for neutral to alkaline pH formulations and not to be used in acid pH formulations.