Sodium fatty alcohol sulphates, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS or NaDS), or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is an organic compound. The salt is of an organosulfate consisting of a 12-carbon tail attached to a sulfate group, giving the material the amphiphilic properties required of a detergent.
Application & Usage:
Being derived from inexpensive coconut and palm oils, it is a common component of many domestic cleaning products. SLS is a highly effective surfactant and is used in any task requiring the removal of oily stains and residues. It is found in toothpast.