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Chemistry Forums for Students => High School Chemistry Forum => Topic started by: helpimstuckinresearch on February 11, 2019, 08:20:48 AM

Title: LABSA as an alternative to DDBSA in formulating a standard dishwashing liquid
Post by: helpimstuckinresearch on February 11, 2019, 08:20:48 AM
Hi! As you can see on my username, I'm currently stuck on my experimental research.

Basically, I'll formulate a dishwashing liquid by mixing water, sodium hydroxide, DDBSA, Cocamide DEA, then sodium chloride.

I'll make 2 batches of it, and I already have all the chemicals and materials except DDBSA. I can't get DDBSA because I need some form of a prescription.

However. i found that LABSA is a general form of DDBSA. And I can easily get LABSA.

So I'm asking, can LABSA be used as a substitute to DDBSA in the formulation above?

Also, follow up question:

Ill make 2 batches of the formulation, but on one batch, ill substitute coconut juice to sodium hydroxide. And ill compare their efficiency. Is that safe?

Thank you!
Any answer (suggestion, direct answer, etc.) js greatly welcomed.