Cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) is an amphoteric surfactant. The particular behaviour of amphoterics is related to their zwitterionic character; that means: both anionic and cationic structures are found in one molecule.
Chemical Properties：Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAB) is an organic compound derived from coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine. It is a zwitterion, consisting of both a quaternary ammonium cation and a carboxylate. CAB is available as viscous pale yellow solution that is used as a surfactant in personal care products.
Synonyms：NAXAINE C;NAXAINE CO;Lonzaine(R) C;Lonzaine(R) CO;Propanaminium, 3-amino-N-(carboxymethyl)-N,N-dimethyl-, N-coco acyl deriv;RALUFON 414;1-PropanaMiniuM, 3-aMino-N-(carboxyMethyl)-N,N-diMethyl;1-Propanaminium, 3-amino-N-(carboxymethyl)-N,N-dimethyl-, N-coco acyl derivs., hydroxides, inner salts
EC No.: 263-058-8