JUNE CHEMICAL OF THE MONTH – Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate

Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate is commonly used in bath products, cleaning products, shampoos, and hair conditioners. It is classified as both Corrosive and Toxic. Since there are multiple hazard classifications, the most stringent will apply when determining the maximum allowable quantity (MAQ). Most model codes limit the indoor storage of Toxic solids to 500 pounds. The storage amount can be increased or decreased based on storage configuration, floor level, and presence of fire sprinklers. Remember to always thoroughly review your SDS and check your local codes before implementing any hazmat code requirements. TheHazMatApp is available for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.