DeTERIC ODP - LF is a low-foaming sodium octyliminodipropionate primarily utilized for demulsification in water-based systems. Additionally, it demonstrates excellent hydrotroping properties in highly alkaline or acidic formulations.

Chemical Name: Sodium Octyliminodipropionate

Labeling Claims: 1,4-Dioxane-free, Biodegradable, Methanol-free

Certifications & Compliance: Safer Chemical Ingredients List (SCIL)

Applicable Processes: Metalworking Applications, Wastewater Treatment

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims
Fluids & Lubricants Features
HII Features
Industrial Additives Features
Product Features
  • Practically non-foaming amphoteric
  • Excellent stability in strong alkali, acid, & moderate concentrations of electrolytes
  • Compatible with all surfactant types
  • Approved for use as inert in non-food pesticide formulations
  • Demulsifier for oils and greases
  • Inherently biodegradable
  • Excellent hydrotrope
  • Excellent solubilizer
  • Exhibits corrosion inhibitor properties

Applications & Uses

Applicable Processes
Fluids & Lubricants Type
Fluids & Lubricants End Use
Home Care Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications
Product Applications
  • Low foam, highly alkaline or acid cleaners with demulsifying properties
  • Mechanical dishwashing detergents
  • Demulsifier for oils and grease in wastewater streams
  • Demulsifier for tramp oils in synthetic cutting fluids
  • Very low foaming amphoteric.
  • Alkaline & acid stability.
  • Demulsifier for oils & greases in waste water & other applications protected under US patents 5,110,503 & 5,597,513.
  • Exhibits corrosion inhibition & hydrotroping properties.


Physical Form
Soluble In
Yellow liquid (at 25°C)
Soluble in
Water, alcohols and glycols
Insoluble in
Most solvents and oils
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Specific Gravity (at 25°C)approx. 1.11gm/ml-
Volatile Organic Compounds0g/lASTM E1868-10 / SCAQMD RULE 1144
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Active Content49 - 51%-
pH Value (as - as)7.5 - 9.5--
Color*max. 8Gardner-
Density (at 25°C)approx. 1.11g/ml

* darkens on aging

Regulatory & Compliance

Technical Details & Test Data

Cloud Point Data

DeTERIC ODP - LF was tested for its ability to hydrotrope NPE-9 into a variety of alkaline electrolytes. The test consisted of adding 1.5% by weight of a hydrotrope to the electrolyte, followed by 1.0% by weight NPE-9. The solution was then heated until reaching the cloud point, the temperature at which the NPE-9 clouds out of solution.

DeTERIC ODP - LF - Cloud Point Data - 1

Hydrotropes compared:

DeTERIC ODP - LF: sodium octyliminodipropionate
DeTROPE SA-45: sodium alkanoate
DeTROPE CA-100: mixed amine carboxylate
DePHOS H66-872: phosphate ester
DePHOS P-6LF-AS: phosphate ester
SXS: sodium xylene sulfonate

Hydrotrope Cloud Point Comparison

Cloud Points of Test Solutions: 5% NPE-9, 3.75% Hydrotrope (by wt.), 91.25% Electrolyte

 - Hydrotrope Cloud Point Comparison - 1

Cloud Points of Test Solutions: 1% NPE-9 + 1.5% Hydrotrope (as-is), 97.5% Electrolyte

 - Hydrotrope Cloud Point Comparison - 1