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Substance Name: Docusate potassium [USAN:USP]
RN: 7491-09-0
UNII: CIK9F54ZHR
InChIKey: CACRHRQTJDKAPJ-UHFFFAOYSA-M

Note

  • All-purpose surfactant, wetting agent, and solubilizer used in the drug, cosmetics, and food industries. It has also been used in laxatives and as cerumenolytics. It is usually administered as either the calcium, potassium, or sodium salt.

Molecular Formulas

  • C20-H37-K-O7-S
  • C20-H38-O7-S.K

Molecular Weight

  • 460.6693
 

Classification Codes

  • Stool Softener
  • Surface-Active Agents
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Docusate potassium [USAN:USP]

Synonyms

  • Dioctyl potassium sulfosuccinate
  • Dioctylkaliumsulfosuccinat
  • Docusat kalium
  • Docusate potassium
  • EC 231-308-5
  • EINECS 231-308-5
  • Potassium 1,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate
  • Rectalad Enema
  • UNII-CIK9F54ZHR

Systematic Names

  • Butanedioic acid, sulfo-, 1,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl) ester, potassium salt
  • Potassium 1,2-bis(2-ethylhexyloxycarbonyl)ethanesulphonate

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 7491-09-0

FDA UNII

  • CIK9F54ZHR

System Generated Number

  • 0007491090

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formulas

  • C20-H37-K-O7-S
  • C20-H38-O7-S.K

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • C20-H38-O7-S
  • COMPONENT
  • K

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/C20H38O7S.K/c1-5-9-11-16(7-3)14-26-19(21)13-18(28(23,24)25)20(22)27-15-17(8-4)12-10-6-2;/h16-18H,5-15H2,1-4H3,(H,23,24,25);/q;+1/p-1

InChIKey

CACRHRQTJDKAPJ-UHFFFAOYSA-M

Smiles

CCCCC(CC)COC(=O)CC(C(=O)OCC(CC)CCCC)S(=O)(=O)[O-].[K+]