Petro® BA Powder is an alkylnaphthalenesulfonic acid sodium salt, categorized under the naphthalene sulfonates chemical family. This anionic surfactant is available in powder form and is designed for use in a variety of home care and industrial & institutional (I&I) cleaning applications. Key applications of Petro® BA Powder include acid cleaners, alkaline cleaners, automatic dishwashers, metal cleaners, powder cleaners, powder detergents, aircraft cleaners, dry cleaners, and train cleaners.

Chemical Name: Sodium Alkyl Naphthalene Sulfonate

Chemical Family: Naphthalene Sulfonates

Certifications & Compliance: Clean Air Act (CAA) Certified, Clean Water Act (CWA) Certified

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Physical Form
Tan powder (at 25°C)
Soluble in
5% Water
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Active Contentmin. 95%-
Surface Tension (at 25°C, 0.1% Solution)43dynes/cmDu Noüy (DIN 53914)
Wetting Power (at 25°C, 0.1% Solution)20 - 30secondsDraves Wetting Test
Foam Height (at 25°C, 0.25% Active)113mmRoss-Miles

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