Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate (DOSS), a surface-active agent, is well known for its superior wetting power. Its use as a wetting agent in industries like textiles, leather and pulp and paper is well known. It is also used in pharmaceutical, emulsion polymerization, electroplating, paints, and printing inks. Specialties such as antifoam formulations, automotive radiator cleaners, battery separators, coal dust suppressant, glass cleaners rust preventives, wallpaper removers contain DOSS as a surfactant. It is useful in germicidal preparations using pine oil or phenol where it increases the activity of pine oil/phenol.