Household Chemicals

Rebecca Quias - March 28, 2014 - Mrs. Glassman - 4B

AXE Shower Gel, Apollo

                                                                                                                        (- CVS Pharmacy)

Ingredients:

Fragrance(s)/perfume(s)
Glycerin
Tetrasodium EDTA
Citric acid
Yellow 5
Methylisothiazolinone
FD&C Blue #1
Sodium chloride
Water
Sodium laureth sulfate
Ammonium chloride
Propylene oxide, propylene glycol polymer (PPG-9)
Methylchloroisothiazolinone
Cocamide MEA

Manufacturer: Unilever

Chemicals that will be focused on are Citric Acid and Sodium laureth sulfate.

Citric Acid

Formula: C6H8O7

Citric Acid Structure

                                                                                                                               (Citric Acid)

Citric Acid acts as a buffer, or balance the pH level, with other ingredients in the shampoo. It also helps with removing soap scum from the hair.

Other products that include Citric Acid are:

Black Magic Wire Wheel Cleaner

Grouse & Green Galicha Carpet Shampoo

Cover Girl Brow & Eye Maker Pencils

Sodium laureth sulfate

Formula: CH3(CH2)10CH2(OCH2CH2)2OSO3Na

Sodium Laureth Sulfate Structure

                                                                                                                 (Sodium Laureth Sulfate)

Sodium Laureth Sulfate works as a cleaner and works well on taking out grease. It releases foam, so products that have lots of bubbles or suds, may have Sodium Laureth Sulfate.

Other Products that include Sodium Laureth Sulfate are:

Khargosh Rabbit and Small Animal Shampoo
Purex All Temperature Liquid Laundry Detergent, Lemon Fresh
Delta Creamy Coconut Oil Soap, Alabaster White

Lysol Brand II Disinfectant Spray Aerosol, Citrus Scent

                                                                               (Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Citrus Meadows)

Ingredients:

Ethanol/SD Alcohol
Triethanolamine
Carbon dioxide
Ammonium hydroxide
Benzenemethanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-tetradecyl-, saccharinate

Manufacturer: Reckitt Benckiser, Inc.

Chemicals that will be focused on will be Triethanolamine and Ammonium Hydroxide.

Triethanolamine

Formula: C6H15NO3

Triethanolamine Structure
                                                                             (Triethanolamine)

Triethanolamine is a strong alkaline substance that functions as a pH adjusting chemical and surfactant.

Other products that include Triethanolamine are:

Permatex Battery Cleaner
Blue Coral Wheel Magic
8 in 1 Pro Pet Salon Freshening Sprays, Tropical

Ammonium Hydroxide

Formula: NH4OH

Ammonium Hydroxide Structure

                                                                                                                      (Ammonium Hydroxide)

A dilute water solution which acts as an active cleaning agent.

Other products that have Ammonium Hydroxide are:

Pledge Electronics
Wrights Jewelry Care
Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Hair Color, Light Blonde 9









Citations

AXE Shower Gel, Apollo Image-

Digital image. CVS Pharmacy. AXE, n.d. Web. <http://www.cvs.com/shop/product-detail/Axe-Apollo-Revitalizing-Shower-Gel?skuId=920006>.

AXE Shower Gel, Apollo ingredients list and information-

"Household Products Database - Health and Safety Information on Household Products." Household Products Database - Health and Safety Information on Household Products. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. <http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/brands?tbl=brands&id=21010312>.

Information on Citric Acid and Image-

"Citric Acid." PubChem. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2014. <http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/summary/summary.cgi?cid=311>.

Effects of Citric Acid-

Huntington, Holly. "The Effect of Citric Acid on Dry Hair." EHow. Demand Media, 06 July 2011. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. <http://www.ehow.com/info_8697097_effect-citric-acid-dry-hair.html>.

Other Products with Citric Acid-

"Household Products Database - Health and Safety Information on Household Products." Household Products Database - Health and Safety Information on Household Products. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. <http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/brands?tbl=chem&id=13>.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate formula and uses-

"Sodium Laureth Sulfate: What It Is, How It's Used, & More." About.com Green Cleaning. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. <http://greencleaning.about.com/od/GreenCleaningResources/g/Sodium-Laureth-Sulfate-What-It-Is-How-It-S-Used-And-More.htm>.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate structure image-

Edgar. Sodium Laureth Sulfate Structure. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. N.p., 28 Oct. 2009. Web. <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sodium_laureth_sulfate_structure.png>.

Other Products with Sodium Laureth Sulfate-

"Household Products Database - Health and Safety Information on Household Products." Household Products Database - Health and Safety Information on Household Products. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. <http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/brands?tbl=chem&id=8>.

Lysol Disinfectant Spray image-

Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Citrus Meadows. Digital image. Drugstore.com. Drugstore, n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2014. <http://www.drugstore.com/lysol-disinfectant-spray-citrus-meadows/qxp226854>.

Lysol Disinfectant Spray info-

"Household Products Database - Health and Safety Information on Household Products." Household Products Database - Health and Safety Information on Household Products. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2014. <http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/brands?tbl=brands&id=18001226&query=lysol+citrus&searchas=TblBrands>.

Triethanolamine structure-

Triethanolamine. Digital image. ChemSpider. Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014. Web. 28 Mar. 2014. <http://www.chemspider.com/Chemical-Structure.13835630.html>.

Triethonalamine info-

"TRIETHANOLAMINE." || Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database. Enviormental Working Group, n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. <http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706639/TRIETHANOLAMINE/>.

Ammonium Hydroxide structure-

Ammonium Hydroxide. Digital image. - PubChem. National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2014. <http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/summary/summary.cgi?cid=14923>.

Ammonium Hydroxide info-

The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Ammonium Hydroxide (chemical Compound)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2014. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/21033/ammonium-hydroxide>.

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