Origin: It is produced in a two step manner, beginning with the reaction of dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) with fatty acids from coconut or palm kernel oil (lauric acid, or its methyl ester, is the main constituent).

The primary amine in DMAPA is more reactive than the tertiary amine, leading to its selective addition to form an amide. In the second step chloroacetic acid reacts with the remaining tertiary amine to form a quaternary ammonium center (a quaternization reaction).

Also Known As: Coco betaine

Overview: Cocamidopropyl Betaine is  thickening and conditioning co-surfactant derived from coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine. It has good cleansing and foaming properties. It can be used as a viscosity enhancer as well as a conditioning and antistatic agent. It has moderate emulsifying properties.

Suggested Uses:

Body washes
Bubble baths
Cleansing lotions
Hand soaps
Baby products
Hare conditioners
Cream rinses

Ideal Concentration Level in Products: Can be used as is or added to formulations at a concentration level of 4% to 40^ depending on the desired foaming and cleansing effects.