Macat® AO-8-40 is a 40% active octyl dimethylamine oxide in water, offering versatility across a wide variety of 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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    Identification & Functionality

    Chemical Family
    Agrochemical Functions
    Cleaning Ingredients Functions

    Features & Benefits

    Product Benefits

    Macat® AO-8-40 is a higher active option to our 30% active Macat® AO-8.

    Applications & Uses

    I&I Cleaning Applications
    Product Applications

    Macat® AO-8-40 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-8-40 is compatible with nonionic, anionic, and cationic surfactants and is stable in hypochlorite and peroxide formulations. Also stable in acidic systems, Macat® AO-8-40 exhibits enhanced surface activity for use in acidic floor and bathroom cleaners. Macat® AO-8-40 is approved for use as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations for nonfood use. For textile applications, Macat® AO-8-40 is non-rewetting above 350°F. The foaming properties and stability in brine solutions make Macat® AO- 8-40 a surfactant of choice for oil and gas applications.


    Physical Form
    Clear pale yellow liquid
    Miscible in
    Typical Properties
    ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
    Active Content40.0wt %-
    Colormax. 35APHA-
    Free Aminemax. 1.0wt %-
    Free Hydrogen Peroxidemax. 0.3wt %-

    Regulatory & Compliance

    Certifications & Compliance

    Packaging & Availability

    Packaging Type
    Packaging Information

    Macat® AO-8-40 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.