Macat® AO-8 is a 30% active octyl dimethylamine oxide in water, similarly versatile for use in various applications and markets.

Chemical Name: 1-Octanamine, N,N-dimethyl-, N-oxide

CAS Number: 2605-78-9

Chemical Family: Amine Oxides

Certifications & Compliance: EPA Registered

Synonyms: Dimethyl octylamine oxide, Dimethyloctylamine N-oxide, N,N-Dimethyl-1-octanamine oxide, N,N-Dimethyl-n-octylamine oxide, N,N-Dimethyloctylamine oxide, Octyldimethylamine N-oxide, Octyldimethylamine oxide

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Enhanced TDS

Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

HII Features
Product Benefits

Macat® AO-8 is CleanGredients® Listed, which means it has been pre-approved by the U.S. EPA to meet the criteria of their Safer Choice Standard. This certification may streamline the approval process for EPA’s Safer Choice program, getting a formulator’s Safer Choice-labeled product to market faster.

Applications & Uses

Home Care Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications
Product Applications
  • Macat® AO-8 is a multiuse nonionic surfactant that offers low foam, detergency, wetting and solubilizing performance for use in many household, institutional, and industrial applications such as hard surface cleaners, clean-in-place cleaners, and laundry detergents.
  • Macat® AO-8 is compatible with nonionic, anionic, and cationic surfactants and is stable in hypochlorite and peroxide formulations. Also stable in acidic systems, Macat® AO-8 exhibits enhanced surface activity for use in acidic floor and bathroom cleaners.
  • Macat® AO-8 is approved for use as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations for nonfood use. For textile applications, Macat® AO-8 is non-rewetting above 350°F. The foaming properties and stability in brine solutions make Macat® AO-8 a surfactant of choice for oil and gas applications.


Physical Form
Clear colorless liquid
Soluble in
Compatible with
Nonionic, anionic, and cationic surfactants and is stable in hypochlorite and peroxide formulations
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Active Content30wt%-
Free Aminemax. 0.5wt%-
Free Hydrogen Peroxidemax. 0.5wt%-

Regulatory & Compliance

Certifications & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Supplied by
Packaging Information

Macat® AO-8 is available in 450 lb. poly. drums and 2250 lb. poly. totes.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
2 years
Storage and Handling Information

Store at temperatures between 35°F to 100°F. If material is frozen, use mild heat and agitation to ensure the material is homogenous before use. Employ normal safety precautions (i.e., glove and safety goggles) when handling. Prevent contact with skin and avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after handling material. Keep containers closed when not in use. Avoid overheating or freezing.