Maquat® SL-5 is a 40% solution of dihydroxypropyl PEG-5 linoleammonium chloride in water. Maquat® SL-5 is a versatile cationic surfactant used in a wide range of personal care applications.

INCI Name: Dihydroxypropyl PEG-5 Linoleammonium Chloride

Certifications & Compliance: Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), SARA 311/312

Benefit Claims: Conditioning, Detangling, Emulsifying, Fly Away Reducing, Foaming, Good Dry Combing, Lubricating, Non-Greasy Feel, Sheen, Silky Feel, Softening, Static Reduction, Volume Expansion

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Benefit Claims
Product Benefits

With its unique conditioning and anionic compatible foaming performance, formulators can add Maquat® SL-5 directly into hand soaps, body washes and shampoos for state-of-the-art conditioning and silky skin feel as a silicone replacement.

Applications & Uses

Application Format
Bath & Shower Applications
Hair Care Applications
Personal Hygiene Applications
Skin Care Applications
Product Applications

Maquat® SL-5 imparts excellent substantive, lubricating, detangling, ant-static and anionic compatible foaming properties when used in formulations. Maquat® SL-5 can be used in a variety of personal care products such as 2- in-1 shampoos, restorative conditioners, conditioning hair color, crèmes, and lotions. Maquat® SL-5 is an ideal surfactant for use in hair conditioners and rinses, skin crèmes and lotions. Maquat® SL-5 imparts non-greasy detangling, improves dry comb, and fly away, while building volume and sheen, especially with colored, permed, sun dried and damaged hair. Maquat® SL-5 can also be used as a cationic emulsifier, and as an anti-static and softening agent in crèmes, lotions, and other personal care products.


Physical Form
Clear amber liquid
Miscible in
Compatible with
Substantive, lubricating, detangling, anti-static, and anionic, Conditioning and anionic
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Freeze Point14°F-
pH (at 10% Solution)4.0 - 8.0--
Solids Content40.0wt%-

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Supplied by
Packaging Information

Maquat® SL-5 is available in 450 lb. poly drums.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
2 years
Storage and Handling Information

Store in a tightly closed container. Do not store with strong oxidizing agents. Recommended storage temperatures are above 32°F. Product is not harmed if frozen. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment and observe good industrial hygiene practices.