What kind of ingredient is Distearoylethyl hydroxyethylmonium methosulfate?

Can you guys help a curious person? I see this ingredient present in many conditioners, is it a type of sulfate? In the little I found searching, it's a conditioning agent with anti-static properties. Thanks! :smiley:


  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    @alasilva ; this is an alkyl-quaternary cationic surfactant, the methosulfate is just the complexing anion used, and it is a hair conditioning agent as most quats are. This material happens to be environmentally acceptable to the folks who are chemically averse to more common - and more effective - ones.

  • It has the commercial name is Dehyquart F75T or Varisoft EQ75MB, combined with Cetearyl alcohol.

  • Thanks a lot, @chemicalmatt and @MapX
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