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Ethylhexyl palmitate

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Formula  C24H48O2
Molar mass  368.64 g/mol
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Ethylhexyl palmitate, or octyl palmitate, is the fatty acid ester derived from 2-ethylhexanol and palmitic acid. Ethylhexyl palmitate is commonly used in cosmetic formulations.

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Chemical structure

Ethylhexyl palmitate is a branched saturated fatty ester derived from ethylhexyl alcohol and palmitic acid.

Physical properties

Ethylhexyl palmitate is a clear, colorless liquid at room temperature with a slightly fatty odor.

Palmitic acid and 2-ethylhexanol are reacted in the presence of an acid catalyst to make the ester.

Uses

Ethylhexyl palmitate is used in cosmetic formulations as a solvent, carrying agent, pigment wetting agent, fragrance fixative and emollient. Its dry-slip skinfeel is similar to some silicone derivatives.

References

Ethylhexyl palmitate Wikipedia


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